Lybrel is a drug soon to be licensed by America’s food & drug administration. It is designed to banish menstruation in women and thus the pain and mood swings often associated with enduring the fertility cycle each month. In the UK the drug will be known as Anya and is widely expected to be granted a license for use here also.
Obviously the medication will allow women to join Kangaroos in being able to turn off and on fertility as and when required rather than entering the cycle whether needed or not. The arguments over the possible health risks will no doubt continue but it’s a safe bet that many women will be only too happen to take control of menstruation in this way and take the risk anyway. There may well be health risks though even aspirin has a health risk and very little in our lifestyles today is entirely natural. The future certainly holds very many controversial possibilities with the recent announcement involving the possibility of fertilisation for women without sperm and now this possibility of turning off the fertility cycle.
Religion is no doubt going to have another enormous hissyfit over this and they are entitled to their view of the world but whether this latest pill is successful or not will depend on how many women want this degree of control and the longer term health risk findings.
Surveys undertaken in the US have shown that as many as two thirds of women expressed a serious interest in giving up their monthly period.
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