365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy A birth control pill that eliminates women's monthly periods gained Food and Drug Administration approval this week. The contraceptive, Lybrel, is the first birth control made to be taken 365 days a year.
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365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy

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365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy

365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy

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A new birth control pill that eliminates women's monthly periods gained Food and Drug Administration approval this week. The contraceptive, called Lybrel, is the first form of birth control that's taken every day, 365 days a year.

Will Saletan, national correspondent for the online magazine Slate, talks with Madeleine Brand.

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