Post # 1
Discovered this news article about Alysena-28 pills having a batch that consisted of placebo sugar pills. While I know many women would probably freak out if they discovered their pills were the wrong ones, part of me wondered if anyone would have considered it a positive thing (in some aspect).
Fellow Bees, what do you think about all this?
Post # 3
Honestly? I got pregnant while on the pill, but even though I was a bit scared, I was kind of happy about it too. I was pretty flippant on the idea of having a baby and I guess that was the push I needed…. so I do not know how I would feel!
I guess if I really, really did not want to get pregnant then yeah I would be pissed! I am not one of those, “I would sue” type people but I would throw a fit.
Post # 4
LOL at people considering incompetency by a pharma company as a “sign”.
(I work for a pharma company).
I would be very, very angry and would change brands of pill, and would be super paranoid/ POAS constantly.
Post # 5
@Sweet_Tea: What?!?! I would freak out. Seriously. My fiance and I use extra protection, but still … What if we didn’t? Ugh. I hadn’t heard about this, so I have to say I was so relieved to see it wasn’t my brand of birth control!
Post # 6
Yeah, I’m not a sue-happy person, but for something this, erm, important, I’m sure some would probably pursue the idea. I don’t take any BC pills anyways, so I have no need to panic/POAS/etc. I just hope there’s not any unwanted pregnancies out there as a result of this major screw-up!
Post # 7
Yes it might be a push in the right direction to have a child IF you are married and on the fence but what about women using birth control that are not in a serious relationship? They might not be so inclined to welcome the news.
I myself would have a fit. Yes we want to have a child but not now, not yet.
Post # 9
I would need to sue because abortion isn’t legal where I live so they’d pretty much owe me the cost of raising a child! However it would be awful for a child to know they were a mistake worth suing over!
Post # 10
Thinking about TTC or almost there? Fine. But if I wasn’t ready, I’d be p!ssed. Either way, I’d POAS compulsively to find out. And probably have a fit or two and freak out and then be okay with it. But I’m married and eventually want kids…so yeah.
Post # 11
Some people take them for reasons other than birth control, and I’m one of them.
Also, if I did want to get pregnant I need to stop medication I’m on. It’s bad to be taking it during pregnancy, especially early in the pregnancy.
Post # 12
I would flip. The. Fuck. Out. Every time I see an article about a BC recall, my heart just stops. I don’t know if I would sue, as it seems like a lot of bother, but I absolutely, positively don’t want to get pregnant. I would terminate the pregnancy if I did. I really, really need to get an IUD!
Post # 13
I would be PISSED. I don’t think I even breathed until I saw the name of the BC company. Reminds me why we use two forms of protection..
Post # 14
These sorts of recalls (and the decreased dosages of the most recent BCPs) is one reason why I chose not to use the pill. Besides, there is way more room for human error with pills than with a long-term device like an IUD or an implant, so their effectiveness rate is lower even when the pills work as advertised.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Sweet_Tea: I would be pissed. Most packs have the placebo pills in a different color than the active pills so I actually pay attention when I open a pack. This issue was that there were two rows of placebo rather than the regular three rows of active pills (with one row of placebo.) I hope that I would have caught that one. But if they were all placebo, well damn! That is an epic fail and if I had medical issues that indicated I shouldn’t have children, I would probably have looked into suing them had I gotten pregnant as a result.
Post # 16
Id have freaked out. I mean we are just about to start TTC, but up until now, i havent been eligible for health insurance here in mexico (now im married im getting a great one from my husband, but there is still a waiting period) so a surprise baby would have meant we would need to find a good 6000 dollars at least