Petition to Ban Third Generation Oral Contraceptives Containing Desogestrel

February 6, 2007

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It is estimated that women in the U.S. filled more than 7.5 million prescriptions for third generation oral contraceptives this past year (November 2005 to October 2006) (IMS, National Prescription Audit). By banning third generation oral contraceptives, the FDA will potentially save hundreds of young women a year from developing venous thrombosis and its disabling and sometimes fatal consequences.

January 11, 2013, View the FDA Response Letter.