If you’re reading this, chances are you are fully aware of what sex is. It’s not a secret. There are possible risks and mishaps that can come with sex, which is why there are different things to help keep us protected. One way is birth control, which is used to help reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant, as well as help women with other feminine issues. There are also many different types of birth control options: pills, patches, shots, nuvarings, and IUD implants. But what if I told you that even though birth control is used to help prevent the chances of getting pregnant, the birth control pills are now going through a recall due to incorrect packaging arrangements which can increase a patients risk of pregnancy?
Recently, The FDA announced that Apotex Corporation has recalled four of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control tablets because they all apparently contain incorrect and missing tablet arrangements. According to People Magazine, because of the error, women may find themselves mistakenly missing a pill or taking a placebo instead of an active pill, which can result in pregnancy. However, the FDA did announce that there have not been any reports of pregnancy of adverse event to Apotex, which brings me to say something to make this story a little spicier.
First and foremost, this should tell you that even though you may be on birth control, it is always important to wear a condom so that you can be protected at all times because you never know what can happen after you have sex. And ladies, please be mindful about what birth control approach you to decide to take.
There are many different birth control options as well as varying hormone types and brands. It’s always important to do your RESEARCH first because you don’t want to go settling on something you personally don’t know anything about. Just because your friend might use it doesn’t mean that you should. Everyone’s body is different and handles hormones differently. Even if you’re still unsure about which birth control method you want to go with, talk to your doctor first. That’s what they are there for. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
By Trinity Bishop, Freshman, Southern Illinois University
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