Are Women’s Reproductive Organs Contaminated?

Holy Hormones Journal:  Were the uterus and fallopian tubes previously believed to be sterile? That’s what I learned from my medical education and reading gynecological books… it girls-602168_640only makes sense that in the grand design of things… the sacred womb where women created life would be a sterile environment. But just like everything else in our environment, out bodies have become contaminated. Studies have shown that at least 286 environmental toxins have been found in the umbilical cord.

But lets look at what women are putting into their vaginas – contaminated semen for one. Yuck? Well that point cannot be disregarded – although it has been overlooked.

Pub Med: The effect of bacterial contamination of semen on sperm chromatin integrity and standard semen parameters in men from infertile couples.

Global Library of Women’s Medicine: Infections as a Cause of Infertility

Obviously, sexually transmitted infections – which none of the synthetic hormone contraceptives protect against, are a major concern.  And of course, we cannot leave out the toxic fem care products we insert into our vagina or next to the sensitive labia. Not sure if you are aware but cotton used in fem care  products are now contaminated with glyphosate – from Monsanto’s pesticides – a known endocrine disruptor and carcinogen.

Another point to ponder is our immune status. Are we becoming so immune compromised that our body can not longer protect bacteria from entering a once fertile area? Are the final boundaries being broken – like a Trojan horse and our wombs contaminated? How will that affect our fertility – and our ability to bring children into the world?

I am  a board member of the National Association for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (NAPMDD), and becoming aware of research pointing that inflammation of the cervix as a source of the debilitating cyclical physiological symptoms thousands of women experience during the paramenstrum.

Is inflammation and contamination of our reproductive organs next? Will we lose the very power that has positioned women as the bearer’s of life since the beginning of time? Is this the beginning of the end? Melodramatic? Well, maybe. The beginning of the end for women to bear healthy children. But have no fear…. men are already medicalizing that procedure via with uterine transplants and IVF.  Oh, it even gets better. Once the baby is born, the transplanted uterus is taken out and discarded.

Since I posted that article last year, the first uterine transplant was conducted in Cleveland. And now we have a new frightening label and diagnosis for women who are born without a uterus. I reported on this at a my presentation at AutismOne in May of this year.

How many women are born without a uterus?

In the United States, approximately 75,000 women are affected by MRKH, a congenital disease that is found in about 1 in 4,500 females. The disease is also known as vaginal agenesis/atresia or mullerian agenesis.

Women who have MRKH have fully functional ovaries, even though they may be located in unusual places in the body cavity. However, for reasons unknown, they are born without a fully functional uterus, cervix, and upper vaginal canal. All other female characteristics, including external genitalia and breast development, are normal, and genetically they have two X chromosomes, characteristic of the female sex. Source

Blessed be. Do not know what else to say or right. So I will close with a quote that seems appropriate when I am at a loss for words:

Hysteria – a word used to make women feel insane for knowing what they know. ~ Eve Ensler In the Body of the World.

Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds

US News & World Report
By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have found bacteria in women’s ovaries and fallopian tubes — locations previously believed to be sterile.

The investigators also discovered that women with ovarian cancer have a different bacterial population in these locations than women without the cancer. This finding raises the question of whether bacteria in the upper reproductive tract might play a role in the development or progression of ovarian cancer.

“This is a place essential to the beginning of life — you don’t expect that it’s a place that’s teeming with bacteria,” Dr. Wendy Brewster, director of the University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Health Research, said in a university news release.

“But there are bacteria in chemical pits at the bottom of the ocean, so why not in the fallopian tubes? Our proof of principle study has determined that while the upper female reproductive tract certainly isn’t teeming with bacteria, there are bacteria present,” Brewster said.

The researchers took samples from the upper reproductive tract of 25 women. The women were already undergoing surgery to have their uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries removed. Some of the women had cancer, while others did not.

Using genetic testing, the researchers identified the types of bacteria found in the samples. Different bacteria were found in the fallopian tubes than were found in the ovaries, the study revealed.

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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.