A new emergency contraception drug.
I believe that women should be given as many options as possible to help prevent unintended pregnancies.
So I'm keen to spread the news that a new longer-acting emergency contraceptive pill is now available.
The new pill, ellaOne, can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex - that's two days later than the current morning-after pill, Levonelle.
It has been available on prescription since October but few people have heard about it, so I want to let women know it's something they can ask their doctor for in an emergency.
ellaOne is the brand name.Ulipristal acetate is the chemical name.
So far it is available only in in Europe and only with a prescription.
The extra time afforded by this drug may be critical in certain cases -- such as a rape victim too scared to report the crime immediately, or, as Antonia reports, a woman who discovers that her contraception regime is being sabotaged by her partner.
The fetus fetishists -- you know where to find them -- are of course SHRIEEEKING about yet another way we evul Culturists of Death can murder single-celled organisms.
But by offering two more days to act to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, this drug will no doubt prevent abortions.
And isn't that what the fetishists supposedly want?
Yeah. That was rhetorical.