OPill is the first over-the-counter birth control pill available in the U.S. It is safe, effective, and will increase access to contraception for millions of women nationwide.
Read the NWHN’s testimony to the FDA in support of OPILL, an oral contraceptive, being approved for over-the-counter dispensation.
Many women may want to skip their periods using birth control for a number of reasons, such as travel, a busy week, painful menstruation, etc.
“I’m a 55-year-old woman that still has her period. I also have a history of fibroids. Currently, my period lasts 2-3 weeks in length and I struggle with low ferritin levels. I need to stop my period to successfully build my iron storage. For someone my age, would the birth control pill Lybrel be a suitable option for me?”
Visiting Twitter, you might have seen the hashtag #freethepill. You might have jumped to a conclusion, thinking you knew what it meant. I know, some of you are probably thinking it means to make the pill (birth control) free… but not quite.
Last year, the NWHN received a generous donation from For Good, an endeavor established by Megan Williams in memory of her sister, Melissa, who passed away in 2007 from pulmonary embolisms (blood clots) in her lungs. Melissa’s family believes the clots were caused by Yaz, the birth control Melissa used.