Skip to comments.Another Woman Dies of Hormonal Contraceptive in Switzerland
Posted on 12/23/2009 3:42:51 PM PST by wagglebee
BASEL, Switzerland, December 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) The Swiss Federation of Service to Patients (Patientenstellen der Schweiz) has called for a ban on a particular type of contraceptive pill after it was linked to the death last month of a 17-year-old German girl who died in a Swiss hospital.
The girl, who died at the University Hospital of Basel, was taking a pill that includes drospirenone, a synthetic progestin, which is a compound included in newer brands, such as Yaz, Yasmin, and Yasminelle.
This has been the third grave incident reported in Switzerland this year involving such contraceptives. In each case, the women suffered pulmonary embolisms. In May, one ended up severely disabled after a three-month coma, and in September another woman died.
As no study has proven that the side-effects caused by these contraceptives are not worse than in the case of other pills, they should be banned, stated Erika Ziltener, President of the Federation, reports 24 Heures.
Swissmedic, the country's medical regulatory body, insists that the product need not be taken off the shelves, however, indicating that all contraceptive pills carry risks. We conducted tests on this subject this fall, they said, according to 24 Heures. It was clear that drospirenone does not increase health risks. There is no reason to remove these products from the market.
Over 100 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, who manufactures the pills, alleging that the company has overstated the benefits of the drugs, downplayed the side-effects, and failed to conduct proper research before releasing them onto the market.
See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Swiss Woman's Death Linked to Hormonal Contraceptive
FDA Orders Berlex To Stop Running 'Misleading' Commercial for Yasmin Birth Control Pills
A secular minded man would say (if he was honest):
But we don’t care if girls of women die. We just want them to be sterile so we can use them without any hint of decency or responsibility.
We can be pretty sure that the Death Cultists in the FDA, Planned Parenthood, the Media, and elsewhere are covering up a lot more instances of this happening.
One less pensioner, one less consumer of medical services.
The state wins.
And a secular minded woman would say: “I’ll take my chances, I want to be free just like guys to have casual sex without consequences with whoever I want, whenever I want, and be just as irresponsible as the guys are.”
Saw an ambulance-chaser commercial just this evening about this family of contraceptives. I predict it’s off the shelves soon.
Without birth control pills more women would die of childbirth etc. My grandmother was 36 had been married twenty years, had ten kids, and died. That just wears the body out. My great grandmother died after having eight kids. My great grandfather then married again and had eight more kids. I think birth control pills within marriage are a blessing, not a sin.
Many women who take the pill are married and just do not want a baby right now, or do not want ten or twelve babies. And also they do not approve of abortion. So they take the pill.
Isn’t this one of those fun pills that promises young girls freedom
Sounds wonderful if you are utterly uninformed about biology
and how the human body was designed by God Almighty with
perfection and purpose!
Honestly, if you read my post, does it really sound like I’m talking about MARRIED women? Given the post I’m replying to and the context? C’mon.
I believe so, though I'm pretty sure the opportunity to be a slut is the biggest draw.
How about a humble aspirin held tightly between the knees? Sex is not a sporting event.
They like to use women as guinea pigs for BC medications.
“Without birth control pills more women would die of childbirth etc.”
And how often does that happen today in the first world? Not very often at all. Child birth is ALWAYS somewhat dangerous and is not rendered less dangerous by the pill. Also, how many women die from blot clouts caused by the pill? How damaging is all that extra estrogen in the world to baby boys? Estrogen in the environment is the only pollutant that leftist environmentalists are NOT ALLOWED to complain about.
“My grandmother was 36 had been married twenty years, had ten kids, and died. That just wears the body out.”
That’s more of a myth than anything else - especially in the first world.
“My great grandmother died after having eight kids.”
And yet there are women who had twice as many children and lived to be quite old.
“My great grandfather then married again and had eight more kids.”
Good for him.
“I think birth control pills within marriage are a blessing, not a sin.”
God thinks differently and He decides what is and is not a blessing.
A woman is only fertile for 4 days out of the month (the trick is figuring out which 4!). Natural family planning (NFP) is a lot safer than any of the chemicals they’d like girls to use...
Check out www.onemoresoul.com for some good info on NFP