Oct. 13, 2010
Today Dr. Donna Harrison, OBGYN and president of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) completes our educational series on ella by discussing safety concerns for adolescent women who might take ella.
The FDA issued no age limitations for ella. Dr. Harrison explains that no studies have been completed concerning the impact of ella on a developing female teenager. She explains that adolescent girls require estrogen and progesterone to properly develop, and therefore the impact of impeding this development could potentially be serious. For example, it is not known if a young woman might have difficulty in recovering ovarian activity once it has been intentionally blocked. Dr. Harrison makes the point that more studies should take place to assure ella's safety for young women.
Watch the video clip to learn more. Please send this to the women in your life. Women deserve to know the truth about ella and how it will work on their bodies and babies.