Good news for women! Scientists create monthly birth control pill
Two different forms of this monthly pill was then tested on six female pigs. The scientists did not just look at the impact of these pills to prevent pregnancy but also examined the level of the synthetic progestogen hormone released. This was then compared to the "levels for five sows given a single ‘daily' oral contraceptive pill of the same hormone".
It was deduced that in both forms, this pill takes leads to a more prolonged and unhurried release than pills taken daily. On the 21st day, the report states, those pigs who were administered the monthly pill had levels of the hormone which were at par "with levels measured within about one day of pigs given a dose of the daily pill". After 29 days the hormone was shown to be still present in their blood while for those pigs who were given a daily pill, the hormone was almost completely cleared within a couple of days.
Dr Diana Mansour, the vice president of the UK's Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, commenting on the study said, "The concept of a monthly oral contraceptive pill is attractive and has the potential to broaden contraceptive choice." "These are more effective than oral contraception with fewer than one woman in 100 becoming pregnant each year using these longer-acting reversible contraceptives, compared to around nine in 100 women taking the pill," she added.