Seasonale And Lybrel Are No More "Unnatural" Than Old School…

In the Fall issue of Ms. » 11/11/08 4:00pm 11/11/08 4:00pm, Ann Friedman gets the real story behind Seasonale and Lybrel, the pills that allow women to menstruate only four times a year or not at all, respectively. Some opponents of these kinds of pills have argued that not having a period is "unnatural," and others say these pills "pathologize"…

Annuale: The Birth Control Pill That Will Grow You A Second Vagina

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Those who are creeped out by Seasonale — the birth control pill that enables women to menstruate just four times a year — will enjoy this parody from last night's SNL. It's a commercial for Annuale, the pill for women who only want to bleed once a year and don't mind side effects that include… » 2/24/08 3:00pm 2/24/08 3:00pm

Your Birth Control Is Killing Unborn Babies, Fatheads

Lots of anti-birth control pill news on the wires today. The first story comes from the Economist by way of Canada: A Canuck scientist has found that extra estrogen, which can get into rivers and lakes through the toilet-flushed urine of birth control takers, kills fish. Karen Kidd, an ecotoxicologist at the… » 2/21/08 4:30pm 2/21/08 4:30pm