Navigation Links
Video: What 'Modern Girls' Should Know About the Pill

Modern Girl Author Jane Buckingham Pens New Guide on

RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be universally known as "the Pill," but how much do Modern Girls really know about this birth control choice?

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:

Since its development more than 45 years ago, the Pill has become the single most widely used birth control method. Although more than 80 percent of American women have taken the Pill at some point in their lives,* common myths about it persist. It's time for a refresher.

Noted author and television host of The Modern Girl's Guide series, Jane Buckingham, has teamed up with women's health expert Valerie Schulz, MD, FACOG, and Ortho Women's Health & Urology, maker of ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol), to launch The Modern Girl's Guide to the Pill. The interactive guide is available on the recently re-launched site,

The Modern Girl's Guide to the Pill features Ms. Buckingham's advice, along with educational information about how the Pill works; the different options available, contraceptive and non-contraceptive benefits, risks and side effects and how to read the detailed patient information. It also contains interactive tools to help women, together with their healthcare professionals, determine if the Pill is the right option for them and what type of Pill might be best suited to their needs.

Jane Buckingham and Dr. Schulz also discuss the top five myths about the Pill in a six-minute podcast available on the site.

"Given the Pill's legacy in popular culture, it's not surprising that myths and confusion persist," said Ms. Buckingham. "Today's Modern Girl wants to be well informed and take more control of her health. The Modern Girl's Guide to the Pill is a great starting point for a deeper understanding of the basic facts about birth control pills and better dialogue with your healthcare professional."

"Today, many women want a Pill that offers not only effective pregnancy prevention, but also other benefits, like predictable periods and minimal breakthrough bleeding," said Dr. Schulz. "Women need to talk to their healthcare professionals about what is the best option for them. For women interested in a high performance, low-dose pill, ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN LO can be a great option because it may provide shorter, lighter or more predictable periods."

ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as their method of contraception. It is the low-dose, triphasic hormonal birth control pill that contains norgestimate, the number one prescribed progestin, and provides high efficacy in pregnancy prevention with a low incidence of common side effects.

Jane Buckingham and Dr. Valerie Schulz are paid consultants for Ortho Women's Health & Urology.

Important Safety Information

Serious as well as minor side effects have been reported with the use of oral contraceptives. Serious risks, which can be life threatening, include blood clots, stroke and heart attacks, and are increased if you smoke cigarettes. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects, especially if you're over 35. Women who use oral contraceptives are strongly advised not to smoke. Some women should not use the Pill, including women who have blood clots, certain cancers, a history of heart attack or stroke, as well as those who are or may be pregnant. The Pill does not protect against HIV or sexually transmitted diseases.

Please visit for full Prescribing Information.

About Ortho Women's Health & Urology

Ortho Women's Health & Urology, a Division of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., is a leader in the fields of women's health and urology, celebrating 75 years of partnering with women. Ortho Women's Health & Urology is committed to helping people live healthier lives and to meeting the needs of providers and patients with products such as ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol), ORTHO EVRA(R) (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system), and ELMIRON(R) (pentosan polysulfate sodium). For more information on these products, birth control, bladder health or general women's health issues, please visit

* 2005 Female Attitudes and Contraceptive Study (FACTS) conducted among

3,002 15-50 year old women and sponsored by Ortho Women's Health &


Contact Information

Punnie Donohue Gloria Vanderham

Weber Shandwick Ortho Women's Health & Urology

Tel: 212-445-8163 862-686-0606

SOURCE Ortho Women's Health & Urology, a Division of Ortho-McNeil
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
2. Video: Circulatory Care of New Jersey
3. Video: GEN Video Hits Home with Web Audience
4. Video: Beyond the Red Door: Gildas Club Worldwide and DKNY Host Successful Benefit Event
5. Video: Food Expert B. Smith to Provide Healthy Menu Makeovers
6. Video: New FDA-Approved Sun Protectant Saves Skin All Year Round
7. Video: Kyphon Supports World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2007 to Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture Risk
8. Video: Trinity Mother Frances Neurosurgeon First in Region to Remove Brain Tumor Using Unique Surgical Procedure
9. Video: Holiday Safety Is Important
10. Video: Grin Big With an Award-Winning Smile
11. Video: BSP Pharma Inc. Announces Groundbreaking Findings from The Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research Joint Health Clinical Study
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce ... wrinkling. While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment ... those suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ALTO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Smart and Beddit Classic sleep tracking systems. The new app features a more intuitive ... see and understand how well you slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study ... (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and ... care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, Mothers ... our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since 2011. In ... 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Spring, Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible ... history of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market ... User (Hospital, Pharmaceutical Industry, Academics, Clinical Diagnostic ... - Global Forecast to 2020" report ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- The total global healthcare industry is expected to grow at ... America has the highest projected growth at 12.7%, ... ), is second with growth projected at 11.5%. ... expenditure. In 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was nearly 68%. ... 41.2% in 2013-2014. In real terms, out of pocket expenditure ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a retail specialty pharmacy ... patients suffering from chronic pain, said today that it ... Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from unilaterally terminating the ... --> --> The company said ... options. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: