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Although in general E does very good reporting, I disagree with Verb 1. disagree with - not be very easily digestible; "Spicy food disagrees with some people"
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
 one piece of advice in your article about drugs in water supplies ("Drugging Our Water," Your Health, January/February 2003). Although it goes without saying that people shouldn't flush drugs down the toilet or take unnecessary antibiotics, advising readers to use condoms instead of birth control pills birth control pill
n.
See oral contraceptive.


birth control pill Oral contraceptive, see there
 is a very poor piece of advice.

For a perfect user the pill is 99 percent effective and for a typical user it is 95 percent effective. Condoms are about 95 percent effective for a perfect user and 84 percent effective for a more typical user. That means that if one million perfect users switched from the pill to condoms for a year, there would be an additional 40,000 unwanted pregnancies unwanted pregnancy Obstetrics A pregnancy that is not desired by one or both biologic parents. See Teen pregnancy. . That would have bad ramifications ramifications nplAuswirkungen pl  for the environment.

Amy Scanlon, Seattle, WA
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Author:Scanlon, Amy
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Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:May 1, 2003
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