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Over 100 Women Suing After Becoming Pregnant While Using Birth Control Pills!

What would you do if you were on birth control and still became pregnant? This happened to more than 100 women and they are now suing.

In 2011, before the FDA issued recalls on more than 3.2 million blister packs of Cyclafem, Emoquette, Gildess, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem, 113 women became pregnant while using the pills.

Philly.com reports 94 of the women carried their babies to term. Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and other companies who distributed the pills are being sued by 117 women who got pregnant while taking them.

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The recall came after women reported finding their pills out of order in their birth control packs and some of the placebo pills were mixed into the rest of the pack, reports NBC News. If the pills were in fact out of order, it would have highly increased their chances of getting pregnant.

The 117 women suing Qualitest Pharmaceuticals and others are suing for millions in damages which includes lost income following their pregnancies, medical costs, and in some cases, the costs of raising the children.

Reportedly, one woman was forced to give her child up for adoption because she was deployed for military duty. Some women had to drop out of law school and graduate school and two of the women were 17 when they got pregnant while allegedly using the pills.

Endo Pharmaceuticals (parent company to Qualitest Pharmaceuticals), said in a statement to ABC News, they’ve only “been able to confirm only one blister pack that manifested a defect and was sold to a patient” in 2011 and despite the timing of the lawsuit, “there is no new or recent product recall” on any of their products.

Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.