Study: Birth Control Pill Alters Brain Structure
Holy Hormones Journal: The late Leonard Schlain, author of “Sex Time and Power – How Women’s Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution,” asked “What is the true nature of the bargain a woman makes with Mother Nature when she intervenes to prevent nature from running its course?”
If the pill and other synthetic hormones found in the new wave of LARC’s (long-acting reversible contraception) alters our brain – how reversible is reversible? When we go off the pill does our brain revert back to who we once were before our brains were be manipulated? Or does reversible only mean in terms of fertility? No wonder women can’t on the pill and wonder who they have become.
These significant findings pin point why women struggle with the pill. So when your go to your doctor with side effects and he/she says “Tt’s all ion your head,” with the intent to dismiss your side effects – you can finally say – “damn straight – it is all in my head and it is affecting my personality.” Here is the science.
This is why synthetic contraception in the form of LARC’s, where you have to have a doc insert an IUD in the uterus, implant a rod into your arm, or inject synthetic hormones into your blood stream are dangerous. And you are dependent on that doc to get the object out. Women on Depo the injection, Depo Provera have to silently wait and suffer the side effects for 3 months or more until the injected cocktail is out of their body.
Science has proven – that the the pill and other synthetic hormones does alter the brain. What does that mean – what you are experiencing… is real. Make sure you take a copy of this article/study into your doctor.
And mom’s of prepubescent girls – beware: the brain does not finish maturing until age 25. What effects will these synthetic hormones have on young adolescent girls behaviors – now and in the future? The balance of the fragile yet integral Neuro-Endocrine-Immune system has been altered. No one knows what the long term effects are. What happens to the brains of girl’s in 2 or 3 generations? Will they continue to be altered?
Wonder if this study will show up on the birth control pill patient product insert or be included in the list of side effects the doctor recites as he is writing out the prescription?
“Caution use of this contraceptive may shrink your brain or affect your neurological functioning.”
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has recently issued new guidelines for contraceptives and teens. Implants, injections, and IUD’s are at the top of the list.
So how important is informed consent? How important are medical freedoms? Maybe now you are beginning to understand why the vaccine issue is a woman’s right’s issue. We lose our right to make parental choices for our children – and for ourselves – we have lost the greatest right of all – human dignity.
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex regulates behavior by inhibiting the influence of a broad scope of sensations, feelings, thoughts, and actions. It is argued that the region facilitates successful goal-oriented behavior by inhibiting the influence of emotional feelings or perceptions. Such inhibitory processes are described in the context of physical sensation, including painful sensation, selective attention, emotion regulation, control of mood congruent biases, attitude regulation, memory, decision-making, and regulation in social interactions ~ Oxford Scholarship
Birth Control May Alter The Structure Of A Woman’s Brain
The Huffington Post | By Carolyn Gregoire
Birth control pills have some troubling possible side effects, including altering a woman’s mood and even her choice of romantic partner. A new study adds another potential concern to the list: Hormonal contraception may shrink portions of the brain and affect their function.
It’s possible that the synthetic hormones found in the Pill — and possibly the suppression of natural hormones that occurs when women are using the Pill — cause these alterations in brain structure and function, according to a new study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping.
In a study conducted on 90 women, neuroscientists at UCLA found that two key brain regions, the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the posterior cigulate cortex, were thinner in women who used oral contraception than in women who did not.
The lateral orbitofrontal cortex plays an important role in emotion regulation and responding to rewards, while the posterior cigulate cortex is involved with inward-directed thought, and shows increased activity when we recall personal memories and plan for the future.
Changes in the lateral orbitofrontal cortex could be responsible for the increased anxiety and depressive symptoms that some women experience when they start taking the Pill.
Oral contraceptive pill use is associated with localized decreases in cortical thickness
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