New Birth Control Pill Raises Ethical Concerns Earlier this month, the FDA approved Seasonale, a new oral contraceptive that allows women to reduce their monthly cycles to just four times a year. Some say Seasonale is merely another option for preventing pregnancy. But others warn about the ethical implications and potential risks of suppressing menstruation. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.
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New Birth Control Pill Raises Ethical Concerns

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New Birth Control Pill Raises Ethical Concerns

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New Birth Control Pill Raises Ethical Concerns

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Earlier this month, the FDA approved Seasonale, a new oral contraceptive that allows women to reduce their monthly cycles to just four times a year. Some say Seasonale is merely another option for preventing pregnancy. But others warn about the ethical implications and potential risks of suppressing menstruation. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.