Early on, the birth control pill Yaz was known as the contraceptive for healthy young
women who were ready to embrace their stylish and hip side. Today, it’s known as the pill that can kill healthy young women. ~Drugwatch.com
Holy Hormones Journal: Birth control pills are the largest experiment in medical history – period. But how dangerous are they? Certainly your doctor does not know – because he has Birth control pills are the largest experiment in medical history – period. But how dangerous are they? not been told by his drug reps…. nor does everything have to be disclosed on the patient product insert ( -you know about that right? You read the insert before taking the pill right?).
But we are not just talking about the pill here – Susan E. Wills has written a fabulous article about concerns about all synthetic hormones. Not just based on her opinion – but on facts. What is the best way to understand the dangers? Research the number of lawsuits and the injuries and the payouts. Then and only then will you know that what your doing to your body is an experiment: it may work and you may not have any side effects – or you may end up injured, dead or in court. That my sisters is happening at a rate higher than anyone of us would guess.
Although the ‘pill’ and other synthetic hormones along with women’s ‘right’ to determine when to have a baby has been fiercely debated in religious and political circles…. the debate becomes mute when cases show up in court. Even I think this is a loaded statement… not even sure what to do with it.
We should all be pro-choice (in my humble opinion) – but we need to be making choices based on integrity and values – not because some organization dictates guidelines and recommendations that can affect our health and welfare.
The patriarchy has done a good job of dividing and conquering the people. We are politically, religiously, ethnically, economically and gendered split on so many issues. We have to move out of our boxes and start looking for solutions – not problems.
For women this is crucial. We have been divided against ourselves and each other for far too long. If we are going to survive we have to come together – put down our differences, discover our real values (not dictated values) and march forward as a collective. And we need to regain control of our bodies.
From a common sense health perspective – the pill and other synthetic hormones have been on the market for decades – altering the hormone/endocrine system of our grandmothers and mothers – and ourselves. Many women are experiencing hormone imbalance at an earlier and earlier age… Depression, anxiety fatigue, diabetes, child diabetes, obesity, infertility, stroke, heart attacks… and you think this experiment is working?
PS to Susan E. Wills: You tied in Gardasil and mentioned the collusion between The CDC, FDA and Big Pharma. You are my new BFF – if you will have me.
Some Drug Companies are Making a Real Killing from Contraceptives
Seekers of Truth
Susan E. Wills
October 28, 2014
Let’s get the conversation started about the dangers of hormonal contraceptives.
Ever since the debate began over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, public commentaries have focused on how badly women “need” free contraceptives on one hand and how the mandate violates the religious freedom of objecting organizations on the other.
It’s time we discussed the miserable, dangerous and even lethal side effects of popular contraceptives. Rather than bringing “freedom” to women by disabling their healthy, normal-functioning reproductive systems, too often they result in disabling far more than reproductive systems.
People naturally assume that any drug or vaccine approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been found safe, or at least that its benefits in preventing or curing a disease or condition vastly outweigh any health risks to the patient. Of course, we know that some drugs are later pulled from the market after cases of life-threatening and fatal side effects have accumulated.
Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, MD suggested several factors that could explain why dangerous drugs and devices get approved and remain on market while patients are dying from side effects.
First, he noted, even large-scale clinical trials can fail to detect serious adverse events that may occur at a rate of 1 in 5,000 or 1 in 10,000.
Second, physicians often fail to attribute a patient’s health problems to the drug they are taking because they have little exposure to pharmacology in medical school.
Third, there is no “culture” in U.S. medical practice of reporting drug side effects to the FDA or to the manufacturer. As a result, only about one percent of drug- or device-related adverse events are reported to the FDA, according to a study Dr. Kessler cites. For these reasons, the magnitude of the dangers are not recognized early enough to prevent fatalities and near-fatalities.
Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls
American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also should be used every time teens have sex