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Scientists at MIT invent birth control pill that needs only to be taken once a month

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Scientists at MIT say they have made a breakthrough in developing a birth control pill that would only need to be taken once a month.

A long-lasting capsule would remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over the course of several weeks.



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“It can be hard to remember to take a pill every day, change a patch every week, or change a vaginal ring every month,” Dr. Beatrice Chen from the University of Pittsburgh shares in a In The Know clip.

“Having the option of a pill to take once a month could be a great option to give women choices and birth control.”

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