Time for Plan B?
Nearly 1 million packs of birth control pills are getting recalled by Pfizer in the U.S., because a packaging screwup boosts your chances of pregnancy (via Time). Oy.
The pharmaceutical giant says that women with these sketchy scripts — such as Lo/Ovral-28 tabs and Norgestrel and Estradiol pills, sold as Akrimax Rx — should probably start using backup contraception if they don’t want a kid. The expiration dates are from Jul. 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
Here’s what happened: Oral birth control usually features 21 days of hormone-containing doses, and 7 days of hormone-free servings.
This packaging mishap, though, leaves many packages with wacky proportions of these two types of doses, leaving women “without adequate contraception.”
So if you are taking these meds and do not want to be an accidental mom, start using non-hormonal birth control immediately ( such as our fair city’s condom.)
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 1, 2012