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Measure on birth control is aimed at helping women

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    Femcon Fe, containing the same hormones as standard oral contraceptives, offers a new option for women who don’t like swallowing pills or are on the go and want to take their birth control with them, according to Carl Reichel, president of drugmaker Warner Chilcott. The company, which makes prescription dermatology and women’s health products, officially launched the product Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006.

Women would be able to obtain a year’s supply of birth control pills under a bill aimed at improving access to contraception and reducing unintended pregnancies. Read more

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