NuvaRing – A Potentially Lethal Contraceptive

Holy Hormones Journal: Murky Merck is at it again.  Not only is Merck the manufacturer of this lethal contraceptive, they also market Implanon – the silicone rod inserted into the arm dripping synthetic hormones into the bloodstream. While both of these methods of contraception protect against pregnancy, the murky waters get even muddier.  Neither of the aforementioned birth control methods protect against STI’s (sexually transmitted infections). Pregnancies no longer kill women (except in very rare cases) but STI’s do. But no worries. Murky Merck to the rescue with their HPV vaccine, Gardasil – also known to kill and maim women.

How can a pharma company stand on one side of the fence – offering synthetic hormone birth control – while standing on the other side of the fence with their insidious HPV vaccine?  (which also maims and kills)  Where is the integrity?

One-size birth control – and one-size fits all vaccines are no longer safe for medical consumers. We are no longer a healthy society and many of us are suffering from autoimmune diseases, weakened cardiovascular systems, and neurological imbalances. Pumping toxins, and synthetics into immune-compromised under nutrated bodies is no longer safe, effective or good medicine.

How many girls are we going to see die in our lifetime – while Pharma and the government turn their eyes?

Perhaps it is time to take Merck off the market.

 

“In the ambulance Erika had two heart attacks, and she was semi-conscious by the time they reached Virginia Hospital Center. According to Karen, a doctor in the emergency room asked her over the phone: ‘Was your daughter using birth control?’ Karen said, ‘Yes, NuvaRing.’ He removed the device and said, ‘I thought so, because she’s having a pulmonary embolism.'”

Danger in the Ring
Marie Brenner
January 2014

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Olympic hopeful Megan Henry, who collapsed with blood clots after using NuvaRing, photographed near her family home in Roxbury, Connecticut.

When 24-year-old Erika Langhart—talented, beautiful, bound for law school—died on Thanksgiving Day 2011, she became one of thousands of suspected victims of the birth-control device NuvaRing. Elite army athlete Megan Henry, who survived rampant blood clots in her 20s, is another. With major suits against NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, headed for trial, Marie Brenner asks why, despite evidence of serious risk, a potentially lethal contraceptive remains on the market.

Karen Langhart never had the slightest doubt about her 24-year-old daughter Erika’s ability to organize meticulously every detail of her life. For months in 2011, Erika’s Thanksgiving plans had been locked in place. On November 23 she was set to arrive from Washington, D.C., on U.S. Airways, landing in Phoenix, Arizona, at five P.M. Erika and her mother would go straight to Sprouts, a local gourmet grocery store, to shop for a turkey, corn bread, yams, and the ricotta and walnuts needed for the signature cheesecake they served at their restaurant, the Red Snapper, one of Durango, Colorado’s best. The Red Snapper, designed by Karen and her husband, Rick, restaurateurs and land developers, had been, for the 25 years they owned it, the center of the family’s life.

Lanky and athletic, Erika had a toothy smile, a raucous laugh, and a lush beauty; her long blond hair bounced when she spoke. She carried herself like a debutante, and she made light of her leadership awards and magna cum laude degree at Washington’s American University. On Sundays, when the Denver Broncos played, Erika wore their colors, orange and blue. Almost six feet tall, she often wore big hats, short designer wrap dresses, and high heels or expensive cowboy boots, playing her height to maximum advantage. Chosen to represent her university at leadership conferences in China and Tibet, Erika seemed on her way to more honors at Georgetown Law School and a career in politics.

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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.