Bill Gates Developing Contraceptive Pill That Lasts 16 Years

by Charles C. W. Cooke

From The Verge, news of a revolutionary idea:

Instead of taking a pill a day, what if you could take one pill that lasted 16 years? That’s the premise for a new project funded by the Gates Foundation, which looks at innovative ways to deliver drugs into the body. A single smart capsule could release drugs into a patient’s body over the span of years, and respond to remote wireless signals if doctors want to alter or halt the treatment.

The most immediate use could be a smarter replacement to the standard birth control pill. The Gates Foundation project looks to develop a pill that would automatically release a contraceptive hormone into the bloodstream, lasting for 16 years or until it’s disabled by a wireless signal.

Perhaps conservatives should get behind this idea? It’d put the religious owners of big businesses in a difficult spot, to be sure. But, on the upside, it would likely guarantee electoral victory for the next hundred years. Let’s just hope that the override device isn’t running Microsoft Windows . . .

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