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Chewable Birth Control

Just in time for the new year, the FDA has approved the first low-dose chewable birth control contraceptive. 

The daily chew will be marketed by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fred Wilkinson, executive vice president of Global Brands said: “We believe this product is an important addition to the oral contraceptive category, and that its characteristics will make it a desirable choice for women.”

I have to ask myself: “Why?”

Most birth control failures occur because the woman forgets to take the pill. Will a chewable be more reliant? Is it aimed at gals who just love chewing gum? I don’t get the concept.

Marketing for this breakthrough will begin the in the second quarter of 2011.

*This blog post was originally published at EverythingHealth*

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  1. I don’t understand this either. I find the Pill, Shot, and Patch to be effective as is. Usually women will keep the Pill next to their nightstand or toothbrush to remember taking it, or have reminders in a convenient spot to get their next Shot or put on their next Patch. I don’t see how chewing gum will increase adherence. If anything, I would think women would forget even more to take it regularly.

    Also, I find chewing your birth control to be just…yuck! Not to mention it looking like candy or regular gum to kids….that would be so weird to explain!

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