Leslie Carol Botha on Linderman Unleashed: Gardasil, Synthetic Birth Control & STD’s

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Today on Linderman Unleashed, we welcome Leslie Carol Botha, Women’s Health Advocate and host of Holy Hormones on KRFC FM 88.9 in Colorado. Leslie has been involved in the fight against the Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines as well as fighting against putting young girls on birth control to try to control their menstrual cycle. Leslie is leading the way in the fight for women’s health and we’re happy to have her.

ACOG Says Pills are Out – IUD’s & Implants Are In

Merck/Associated Press - In this undated image provided by Merck, a model holds the Nexplanon hormonal implant for birth control. Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants - long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t have to remember to use every time, the nation’s leading gynecologists group said Thursday, Sept. 20.

An IUD, or intrauterine device, is a small, T-shaped piece of plastic inserted in the uterus that can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years. An implant is a matchstick-size plastic rod that releases hormones. It is placed under the skin of the upper arm and usually lasts three years.

Parents furious as 13-year-old daughters given contraceptive implants without their knowledge or consent

The contraceptive implant Nexplanon is 4cm long and is inserted under the skin. A parent was outraged after it was implanted in her 13-year-old's arm .

Nurses insert devices into their arms which temporarily prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the blood.

Last year 1,700 girls aged 13 and 14 were fitted with implants, while 800 had injections which have the same effect.

The 2010/11 NHS figures also show that 3,200 15-year-old girls were fitted with implants, and 1,700 had injections.
But under strict ‘patient confidentiality’ rules, staff are banned from seeking the permission of parents beforehand – or even informing them afterwards.