There may be problems with this medication and careful monitoring and study of it’s effects are essential. Perhaps at some point there will be enough adverse data to remove it from the market. (Washington Post 5/17)
The groups opposing it in the Post article today, however, lack credibility. They believe that contraception of any kind encourages promiscuity and that all types must be opposed. Many of them believe that the only acceptable contraception is the rhythm method which was rejected as ineffective two generations ago.
Hopefully the FDA will objectively evaluate and use the evidence not preconceived notions to guide their decisions.