There was that big snafu last week with therecall of million-plus packs of birth control pills--they were manufactured without the correct dosages,meaning there was an increased chance of pregnancy.If you're taking pills to prevent pregnancy,that news scores as a significant "yoinks." So here's a hypothetical question for you...
...if you did end up pregnant from taking birth control pills that had been recalled,what would you do?Whatcouldyou do--could you sue?
That's the question thatTIME's Healthlandposes--and it's a good one.
It's most likely too early to know how many women got unintentionally pregnant due to taking these defective birth control pills,but already there's a lot of speculation as to what legal recourse those women would have.According to I.Glenn Cohen,assistant professor and co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy,Biotechnology,and Bioethics at Harvard Law School:
Of course,even non-recalled birth control pills carry the risk of pregnancy:about one in 100 womenget pregnant while taking them.Which means there's a good chance you know someone who did.And if you didn't...
Hi!I'm Lexi.Now you do!
So what would you do if you got pregnant due to defective pills?Would you sue?Do you know anyone who's gotten unintentionally pregnant while taking the pill?
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