MIT: A Once a Month Contraceptive Pill Could Soon Become Reality

MIT researchers are currently working on a new oral contraceptive: a pill to be taken only once a month that would release hormones throughout the menstrual cycle. For a long time the contraceptive method preferred by women, the pill has been losing ground in recent years to other devices such as the intrauterine device (IUD). While the scandal associated with third- and fourth-generation pills may have contributed to this, the mental burden this contraceptive method places on women can also be blamed. With one pill to take every day for 21 or 28 days, it is women’s responsibility to avoid … Continue reading MIT: A Once a Month Contraceptive Pill Could Soon Become Reality