The pill came out more than 50 years ago, and at the time, it was a symbol of liberation and freedom for women. Suddenly, they no longer had to worry about unplanned pregnancy. It was great. But now that 50-year-old technology is starting to lose much of the appeal it once had.
50% of women who will experience general negative mood effects that surely impact on their interest in sex. Many, many other studies have shown a clear negative effect on libido whilst using hormonal contraceptives. So many that it’s become something of a joke to roll eyes over the “irony” of prescribing a pill for pregnancy prevention that stops you wanting to have sex anyway.
Rarely have I encountered a female patient who does not present with some sort of hormonal imbalance. Young women complain of PMS signs such as menstrual cramps, mood swings or breast tenderness. Middle-aged women complain of foggy brain, sluggishness, depression and weight gain around the middle. Fortunately, the majority of my patients are wonderfully observant regarding their symptoms, yet all seem to lack a basic gynecological/hormone education. I include myself in this observation, at least when I was a teenager.
[Leslie Carol Botha: This is not good news at all. Teens being put on drugs to control their bodies and their minds that will only create future health problems. Especially when these young girls are ready to have children and find out way too late that because of early hormone suppression their bodies may no longer ovulate.]
BCP’s in the news again. A large Danish registry study found that the risks of thrombotic stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) roughly doubled in women taking oral contraceptives.
[Leslie Carol Botha: Ooops! Somebody's head is on the line for this packaging snafu. How could this get by so many professionals before it hit the market? That is what fast-tracking will do. Fast-track increasing human and production error. How many women are at risk for pregnancy or other reproductive problems because of this over site. According to Sandoz, the are not aware of reports of related adverse events. Yeah right. Even if they were reported the Pharma company would take the party line with Merck over Gardasil adverse reactions - 'There is no causal connection between the adverse event and our product.]
[Holy Hormones Honey! Study shows that women on the pill are 20 times more likely to get pregnant. Well, no surprise here... since human nature is involved. Aaah.... beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing and the fear and manipulation of women to get on a birth control method that drips synthetic hormones into their Continue Reading …