CU Researchers Test Groundbreaking Birth Control Option

Denver’s 5280 Magazine published a story about CU Family Planning’s NIH study into a new form of birth control pill that should be particularly beneficial for heavier women, whose weight can counteract the effectiveness of contraceptive pills and also cause more side effects.

From the article:

CU Family Planning Division director Stephanie Teal and her 10-member team are conducting a clinical trial for a new hormone, ulipristal acetate, to be used in birth control pills—one women of all sizes can feel comfortable using.

“We’re realizing that, on the one hand, we want to address the obesity epidemic,” Teal says, “but on the other, we need to make sure that given the state of affairs, people are able to get medication that’s safe and effective for them, whether they’re heavy or not.”