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Kenya: Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill Developed

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Women who forget to take their daily oral contraceptive pill should worry no more.

Scientists have now developed a once-a-month oral contraceptive pill, which increases women's choices in exercising control over their fertility.

Several women get unplanned pregnancies because they forget to take their everyday pills.

Oral pills currently available in the Kenyan market are the conventional pills or the combined oral contraceptive.

However, studies suggest that nearly half of users will miss the odd dose or sometimes take their pill at the wrong time, hence the need for a monthly oral pill.

There are other longer-lasting contraceptive choices already available, including bi-monthly injections,

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