WOMEN CAN SOON WEAR JEWELRY AS BIRTH CONTROL
Birth control. We all know what that is. So sure, maybe we all don’t agree about it. But almost everyone who doesn’t want to immediately or randomly become a parent uses it. There are all sorts. Condoms, pills, IUDs, etc. Sometimes, we even hear about birth control for men to take (besides condoms, obviously). But birth control for women may be a lot easier to deal with. How? Birth control that a woman can wear like jewelry. Well, actually, as jewelry. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea? Of course it does. But that’s because it is.
LIFE IS ABOUT TO GET EASIER FOR WOMEN ON THE GIVE AND GO GET SOME
Since women tend to have to be the responsible party when it comes to birth control, this could be really cool. But since birth control takes constant maintenance to work effectively, this could make it a LOT easier, too. So that’s exactly why researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made it their mission to make it. Can you imagine how much easier life would be if all you had to do not to get pregnant was to wear a piece of jewelry? That would be fucking amazing, pun totally, enthusiastically intended.
CONTRACEPTIVE JEWELRY COULD BE HUGE BOON FOR WOMEN IN CONSERVATIVE COMMUNITIES
So they recently published their work and goals in the Journal of Controlled Release (thank you, another amazing pun). They explain in detail their goals of creating “pharmaceutical jewelry.” So you’d wear an earring, ring, necklace or a wristwatch equipped with a transdermal patch. The patch would deliver the contraceptive hormone, levonorgestrel. So far today, most women get that hormone in pill form. But besides the possible convenience, think about the freedom this would give women in conservative communities. They could simply wear a pair of earrings, or any of the other possible jewelry options. Sure, some crazy extreme types think earrings by themselves are a sign of “looseness.” But they could just wear a necklace, out of sight.