Baby, I Got the Pill

Birth control options for women over 40 are expanding thanks to new low-estrogen birth control pills and increased research into methods that don't involve tube-tying. Birth control pills with high estrogen levels are not recommended for women over 35 since they pose cancer and blood clot threats, but low-estrogen pills may not pose as much of a health risk for healthy women over 40. This is good news to all those women that want a birth control option and are still open to the option of having children. This is also good news to pharmaceutical companies that are opening up to the possible profits, er—options! for the age group. [AP via Reformer]