Leslie Carol Botha: Had an email from my long-time colleague and fellow menstrual health advocate, Renate Klein from Australia the other night asking me if I heard any news about girls committing suicide while on Implanon. [Sorry Merck & Co. if this is giving Implanon and you company a bad rap – but I have Continue Reading …
Where the global market in contraception is concerned, cost-effectiveness comes first, women’s health second. NHS guidelines repeatedly note cost effectiveness as a reason for recommending hormonal implants, injections, and intrauterine systems to women. Meanwhile, the contraceptive pill comes with a whole host of similar assorted miseries. Though for many women these can be liberating choices that unshackle pleasurable sex from reproduction, for others, dramatic side-effects make life a trial.
Most women are not aware that the birth control pill depletes nutrients. And if a woman is nutritionally depleted or hormone imbalanced to begin with – she will experience anxiety, and other side effects while on the pill.
Holy Hormones Honey! Are we risking our daughter’s fertility by putting them on Implanon – a synthetic hormonal drip placed in a woman’s arm for 3 years? The trend in birth control is moving in this direction. More effective – yet a potentially dangerous synthetic birth control with unknown long-term results. Birth control is the largest uncontrolled medical experiment in history.
Under this news story is a blog post by a young woman who had to have the stick taken out and replaced. Read her ordeal. Her muscles actually grew around the Implanon stick – virtually making the device a part of her arm.
[Holy Hormones Honey! Study shows that women on the pill are 20 times more likely to get pregnant. Well, no surprise here... since human nature is involved. Aaah.... beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing and the fear and manipulation of women to get on a birth control method that drips synthetic hormones into their Continue Reading …
Women who use oral contraceptives do not appear to have any increased risk of acquiring HIV, researchers said here. But, depending on the types of statistical analyses employed, there was a 37% increased risk of HIV acquisition with injected hormonal contraceptives, McCoy told MedPage Today during the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
By Rachel Ellis
Last updated at 12:36 AM on 15th February 2011
The news last month that hundreds of women became pregnant while on Implanon, a contraceptive implant, will have made many think twice about having the device.