There is no need to take daily pill to stop pregnancy, what is the new way?
Mumbai: Birth control pills made for women are not suitable for everyone. Many times women get tired of consuming these medicines daily. According to women some medicines which should be taken before intercourse. Meanwhile, scientists are working on this idea. Now experts make such a medicine that taking it once can get rid of pregnancy for 3 to 5 days.
Research was done at Stanford University on this. Ulipristal Acetate Trusted Source (UA), levonogestrel and cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) are currently used as emergency contraceptives.
In this research, a contraceptive drug was created by combining UA and COX-2 meloxicam. This new contraceptive drug has been claimed to be safe and effective. The study was published in the journal ‘BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health’.
Stanford University obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Erica Cahill said that there are many people whose contraceptive needs are not being met. Many women only want to use birth control when they are sexually active.
Ulipristal acetate and meloxicam reduce chances of pregnancy
He added that the alipristal acetate and meloxicam contained in this experimental contraceptive prevent ovulation when pregnancy is more likely. In women, the luteal system increases before ovulation. It is very difficult to stop ovulation at this time and the chances of pregnancy are highest.
The drug worked on 6 out of 9 women
In this study, 9 women aged 18 to 35 were observed over a period of two months. When the women had luteal elevation, they were given a single dose of 30 grams of ulipristal acetate and 30 grams of meloxicam. Researchers then took hormone data from all these women and reviewed ultrasound scans to detect luteal enlargement.
In this, by taking both the drugs together, it was tried to know whether ovulation occurs or stops in women. The study showed that 6 out of 9 women stopped ovulating.
Researchers say on-demand birth control pills may be beneficial in preventing pregnancy. But more research is needed.