Archive | March, 2009

Video Explains Abortifacients Nature of Pill

Video Explains Abortifacients Nature of Pill

This is a very well made video explaining the mechanisms oral contraceptives use to halt ovulation and in some cases interrupt a pregnancy. [...more]

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Women on Pill at Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Women on Pill at Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Today one in every eight women in the United States develops breast cancer. Between 1940 and 1982, there was a steady increase of about 1% per year in the incidence of invasive breast cancer; Between 1973 and 1982, the rate of in situ breast cancer increased about 2% per year; Between 1982 and 1988, the […] [...more]

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Injectiable Contraceptive Linked to Weight Gain

Injectiable Contraceptive Linked to Weight Gain

It seems we always want to find a cause for weight gain that is not related to our eating habits. Skeptics might dismiss women who suspects their birth control is causing weight gain and tag this notion as one of the many myths surrounding birth control pills. Indeed this has always been a suspicion. It […] [...more]

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20-year-old Woman In Critical Condition After Taking The Pill

20-year-old Woman In Critical Condition After Taking The Pill

An young Israeli woman was hospitalized in critical condition last week after taking birth control pills. According to Haaretz.com, the victim suffered a stroke: Doctors said she suffers from thrombophilia, a propensity to develop blood clots, and the pills led to a stroke. The young woman collapsed in the bathroom of her apartment a week […] [...more]

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Birth Control Pill and Prostate Cancer: a Connection

Birth Control Pill and Prostate Cancer: a Connection

As incredible as it may seem. There may be a link between the birth control pill and prostate cancer, a disease unique to men. Scientists at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri exposed mice to ethinylestradiol, an artificial hormone used in oral contraceptives. The scientists observed a narrowing of the bladder neck and an […] [...more]

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Oral Contraceptive Increases Risk of Bowel Disease

Oral Contraceptive Increases Risk of Bowel Disease

According to a study by researchers at the Gastroenterology Unit of St. Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, and the Department of Surgery of St. Mark’s Hospital, London, women on the birth control pill are 1.5 times more likely to develop inflammatory Bowel Disease. The conclusion taken directly from the study abstract: This study provides evidence of […] [...more]

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