Korean-American woman sues ex for secretly dosing her with birth control pills
Posted : 2017-04-18 15:09
Updated : 2017-04-20 08:54
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By Lee Han-soo
A Korean-American woman is suing her ex-boyfriend for secretly dosing her with birth control pills.
The woman, 36, surnamed Hyo, filed a compensation suit for $5 million to her American ex-boyfriend, a neuroradiology doctor, for allegedly feeding her "Plan B One-Step" without her knowledge, according to The New York Post.
Hyo confronted her ex-boyfriend last May when she found an empty birth control pill box inside a trash bin.
"I knew you would not consent to taking birth control pills voluntarily, so I resorted to using this method," the man allegedly confessed after admitting that he had been dissolving the pills in her juice.
The two broke up after the incident.
Plan B One Step is a birth control pill that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex and can be bought only with a doctor-signed prescription.
Long-term use can cause problems such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy. The pill should not be taken more than twice a month.
"The man secretly fed birth control pills to our plaintiff because he did not want his girlfriend to conceive. It is unscrupulous and unforgivable," said the plaintiff's lawyer Christine Bae. "This not only deprived the woman's choice of pregnancy, but also put her health at risk."
Bae also pointed out that the man, who is a doctor, failed to explain to Hyo the possible side effects.