Death by birth control

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Holy Hormones Journal: Does birth control kill? This is a topic that is not being discussed readily enough. But there is enough of a concern that our friends at Hormones Matter have developed a birth control blood clot survey to try and understand the issue. Why? Because just like most major drug manufacturers there is denial at the top – at the risk of losing their profit margins.
Once again, women need to take matters into our own hands – just like with so many other issues – whether is is the right to vote – right to choice right to informed consent over antidepressants, vaccines and birth control.
We need to understand why some women are susceptible to developing blood clots – why some women die from them – and why others survive… although the path to recovery after having a blood clot is often long and arduous.
There are many who are concerned that these 4th generation birth control methods – LARCs – long-acting reversible contraceptives are posing a risk to our daughter’s lives. One mother of a daughter who died from BC came on my radio show a year or so ago… and mentioned that the number of girls who die annually from birth-control related illnesses would be like 3 or 4 jumbo jet liners crashing in a year.¬† jet liners filled to capacity.
Birth control is the longest uncontrolled experiment in medical history. No one knows the outcome of generations of women taking the pill and what the long-term affect with be on our overall mental and physical health.
If you know of someone who has developed a blood clot while on synthetic hormones – please, please for the sake of other women – for the sake of out daughters – share the The Real Risk Birth Control Blood Clot survey.
Once we have our data and analysis – then we can alert our medical practitioners instead of being misdiagnosed and mistreated.

University Hospitals mistake kills 31-year-old Sheffield Lake woman, jury rules

Cleveland.com

By John Harper, cleveland.com
October 14, 2016 at 2:35 PM, updated October 17, 2016 at 6:48 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County jury awarded a Sheffield Lake family $1.9 million Thursday after deciding that an emergency room misdiagnosis cost a 31-year-old woman her life.

Lisa Born had been healthy and active before she woke up at 3 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2014 with sharp pains in her back and leg, according to her family’s lawsuit. Unable to walk down the stairs, Born went to the University Hospitals Avon Health Center Emergency Room.

Born had a blood clot, called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT, that was blocking circulation in her right leg.

But physicians at the University Hospitals facility never tested her for DVT, the jury found, even after a triage nurse noted that Born’s birth control medication increased her risk for DVT as much as 10 times. Instead, Dr. Melissa Marker diagnosed her with lower back pain.

“They just rushed us through, they wouldn’t listen, it was bad,” Lisa Born’s mother, Linda Born, said Friday. “I kept saying no, it’s her leg, it’s her leg, but they just ignored me.”

The hospital treated her with pain and anti-inflammatory medication and discharged her after a 69 minute visit.

“We were the only ones there,” Linda Born said.

At around 9 a.m., her family found her unresponsive in bed.

The medical examiner determined that Lisa Born died of pulmonary embolism, a condition caused when a blood clot travels to the lungs and heart and causes fatal damage.

Lisa Born’s surviving family, her mother Linda Born, father and three siblings, sued the hospital system in July 2015.

University Hospitals offered $60,000 in what is called a cost-of-defense settlement, according to the family’s attorney, Michael Djordjevic. The Borns declined the settlement.

“It is clearly an insult to a family that just lost their first-born child,” Djordjevic said Friday.

At trial, Djordjevic presented a Johns Hopkins Medicine study that found that medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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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.