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Eclipse
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Has anyone read anything about a new form of hormonal birth control currently going through FDA approval? A friend told me that it's a little "bracelet" that fits around the cervix and releases the combined hormones, and can be replaced every 28 days. Though I'm not interested in using hormonal methods myself (and boy, do I get a lot of flak for it!! ) I think this sounds like a dandy idea. You wouldn't have to take a pill every day at roughly the same time, yet if you were having problems with it, you could presumably take it out yourself, rather than being stuck with it for months or years (like with depo and norplant). The only draw back is that some (apparently many) women don't like dealing with anything inside their vaginas, but presumably there could be some kind of applicator?

Anyway, I need to file my tax forms like, right now, and a quick search for "hormonal birthcontrol bracelet" on google pulls up zip, so if anyone has/finds more information on this, I'm curious.


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Heather
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I haven't heard anything about it yet.

But I must confess that in only reading the title, I had this vision of a woman wearing Wonder-Woman bracelets, karate-chopping little flying sperm away with them. It was quite amusing.

I perhaps need a bit less coffee today.

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alaska
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Lovely picture in your head, Miz. *rofl*

I read about this new method at yahoo the other day....

"Contraceptive ring 'as good as Pill' "

Sure sounds like an interesting idea, especially considering the fact that there has been quite a lack of new innovative birth control methods in recent years.


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LilBlueSmurf
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Ohhh ... I really like this idea. Any idea when it's coming to Canadia
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Eclipse
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Thanks Alaska! It's a fine idea.
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