Chewable contraceptive comes to market

Between birth control pills, sponges, condoms and other forms of birth control, manufacturers are always seeking ways to enhance the convenience of preventing a pregnancy. The latest? A chewable contraceptive that is simply munched on like a self-dissolving tablet. And yes, it’s tasty as well.

This new tiny, spearmint-flavored tablet that also can be swallowed without chewing and it has no hit pharmacy shelves as of this week. The new tablet — Femcon Fe — features the same hormones as standard oral contraceptives. Why even make this product, you may ask? Well, some women who don’t like swallowing pills or are on the go are most likely the target market here.

The cost? a month’s supply will sell for $44 wholesale and probably a bit higher at retail pharmacies.

Author by Brian White