Birth Control: The Morning-After Pill

Every reasonably safe and sure method of contraception so far devised has required that either partner take preventive measures before intercourse. Last week two Yale University researchers reported the discovery of a "morning-after" pill that can prevent pregnancy when taken as long as six days afterward.

Gynecologist John McLean Morris and Endocrinologist Gertrude van Wagenen told the American Fertility Society that one compound has been effective in rabbits and monkeys. It causes no harmful side effects and no malformations in the newborn even when taken during pregnancy. This compound, ORF-3858 of New...

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