Tuesday, June 05, 2012

NY Times catches up to science on "Morning-After Pills"

But an examination by The New York Times has found that, the federally approved labels and medical Web sites do not reflect what the science shows. Studies have not established that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, leading scientists say. Rather, the pills delay ovulation, the release of eggs from ovaries that occurs before eggs are fertilized, and some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming.

About time.

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe it took so long. Remember this being talked about on Loveline over a decade ago with Dr. Drew explaining the predominant mechanism on multiple occasions.


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