Holy Hormones Journal: In 2012, Frederick vom Saal called for the FDA to ban BPA, endocrine disruptors. 14 years earlier, Dr. Vom Saal was interviewed by PBS. I became aware of Vom Saal’s work through Victoria Thorn, a recent radio guest. Vom Saal attended the Contraceptive Conundrum conference this past August. Those presentation should be archived Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Journal: “Estrogen is to cancer as fertilizer is to wheat.” 1970 Senate testimony on the birth control pill – given by a ‘male’ medical expert. What else needs to be said? Except women have been force fed synthetic hormones in the form of HRT and birth control for another 40 some odd years. Continue Reading …
So why is it that around 3.7 million women in the UK are currently taking ‘the Pill’, and around 100 million worldwide? The keenest uptake is among the young. An incredible 64 per cent of women aged between 20 and 24 are on the Pill, more than in any other age group.
Women and their physicians need more data about the uses, efficacy and side-effects of oral contraceptives. There is a lack of data about the general health of girls and women who use oral contraceptives and about the efficacy of these pills in treating non-birth-control related conditions. The purpose of this survey is to fill that data void; to learn more about the off-label uses for oral contraceptives – why birth control pills are prescribed and whether or not they work for the host of non-birth-control related conditions.
Excess estrogen levels during pregnancy can disable, in their daughters, a powerful breast cancer tumor suppressor gene, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. They found the DNA repair gene BRCA1 to be silenced in one year-old girls exposed to a high hormonal fetal environment.
This post aims to briefly explain how Depo Provera works to prevent pregnancy, its common side effects and, most importantly, why and what to do about adverse experiences when stopping it.
According to a new Guttmacher Institute review of more than 66 studies conducted over three decades, a woman’s ability to control her fertility affects much more than just if and when she’ll start a family; contraception plays a big a role in the financial, professional and emotional lives of American women, too.
Oh Hormone Goddess – what is your answer? Tell your partner to get a vasectomy. Where are the men in this discussion? I have heard so many horror stories from women who are on synthetic hormone birth control until they reach menopause. And then they wonder why they are anxious, depressed, moody, gaining weight etc. Continue Reading …
Estrogen plus progestin use is linked with increased breast cancer incidence. In addition, prognosis is similar for both users and nonusers of combined hormone therapy, suggesting that mortality from breast cancer may be higher for hormone therapy users as well, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Did you catch the Dateline episode yesterday? It was a great report. The producer Andrea Canning wanted to see how her daily behavior could affect the levels of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and triclosan in her urine.