The FDA is allowing women over-the-counter access to one brand of one form of birth control pill. But the agency should follow the advice of medical experts and let women exercise their right to self-medicate with all hormonal contraceptives.
The FDA has finally allowed women to have access to one brand of one form of birth control. it’s time for them to follow the advice of the medical experts, and allow women access to all forms of hormonal contraceptives.
It is estimated that over 20 million American women suffer from moderate-to-severe peri-menopausal hot flashes, and that most of its sufferers are not treating them. Some of that non-treatment stems from the federal WHI study of 2002 which seemed to show several serious risks from the most effective form of menopausal symptom treatment, hormone replacement therapy (HRT).