TAIPEI (The China Post) – Have you ever thought of an easy way to take contraceptive pills? What if taking your medication was as easy as wearing your fashionable earrings?
According to the Georgia Institute of Technology, time for a new contraceptive method seems to be close at hand as researchers have successfully developed a technique for women to administer contraceptive hormones through patches attached to jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, or even rings.
While no human trials have been conducted as yet, the idea was substantiated by the fact that chemical substances can be absorbed by human skin into the blood circulation system to produce the same outcome as oral medication.
“This technique may facilitate compliance with the drug regimen and effectively empower some women to prevent unintended pregnancies,” said Mark Prausnitz, the professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who conducted the experiment.
Having seen positive test results from animals, the researcher pointed out that the modernized method for birth control will be “appealing and helpful” to women across the globe, given the huge downsizing in today’s contraceptive methods compared to patches sold in local pharmacies.
The future of contraception could be as simple as wearing your jewelry, say researchers who believe that patches could not only be used to quit smoking but also to tackle menopausal syndromes, and prevent recurring migraines involving nausea and physical sicknesses.