Birth Control Comparison Chart & Side Effects

March 7, 2013
by Leslie Carol Botha

birth control gumI have developed  a Birth Control Comparison chart 12.21.12 Synthetic Birth Control Comparisons and Health Risks that may be helpful to women and their partners when they are trying to decide on a birth control method. I have also taken the liberty of adding in the side effects from taking synthetic hormone contraception.

So what is with the image you ask?  Well, I thought it added some humor and brevity to the issue!

For those of you who are new to the birth control discussion – please remember that synthetic hormones do not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  If you are in a new relationship – or living a single life with multiple partners or are in a committed relationship and still have multiple partners – you need to be using condoms and spermicide.  Pregnancies – which use to kill women – no longer do.  But STD’s will.

Also if you are on a synthetic hormone contraceptive – please remember that they deplete nutrients which will affect your mental/emotional state. Please readthis very informative article that I posted earlier on the importance of nutritional support Birth Control Pills Deplete Vital Nutrients.

Please remember that synthetic hormones are ‘endocrine system disruptors. In fact, they disrupt the neuro-endocrine-immune system.  Please aslo know that many menstrual health advocates – myself included believe that ‘synthetic birth control’ is the largest uncontrolled experiment in medical history.

If you want to read how women are experiencing anxiety, depression, uncontrolled weight gain, phobias etc.  then read this article that now has over 600 comments: Hormonal Imbalance Anxiety a Precursor to Other Health Issues or this article with over 100 comments from women struggling with withdrawal coming off of Depo Provera: Coming off Depo Provera Can be a Woman’s Worst Nightmare.

And oh by the way – for those of you considering Depo – you should also know that it is used as a castration tool for male sex offenders in prison.

Oh – and now that the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology – ACOG is recommending the use of synthetic IUD’s, and implants for teen girls , the maker of Implanon – the recommended implant for young girls is Merck & Co. the same folks who brought you Gardasil – the HPV vaccine.

Personally I find it immoral, unethical, deceitful (any other adjectives welcomed) to be marketing a birth control device to a demographic of women who are too young to advocate condom use for themselves for STD protection and then stand on the other side of the fence with their STD vaccine.

What do you think?

Hormonally yours,







Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.