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Another Woman Dies of Hormonal Contraceptive in Switzerland
LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/23/09 | Patrick B. Craine

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
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/oct/09101605.html

FDA Orders Berlex To Stop Running 'Misleading' Commercial for Yasmin Birth Control Pills
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jul/03071707.html


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contraception; moralabsolutes; prolife
If this was any other type of drug it would be off the shelves.
1 posted on 12/23/2009 3:42:51 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/23/2009 3:43:15 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 12/23/2009 3:43:50 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

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.


4 posted on 12/23/2009 3:46:27 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: wagglebee

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.


5 posted on 12/23/2009 3:46:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wagglebee
Another Woman Dies of Hormonal Contraceptive in Switzerland

One less pensioner, one less consumer of medical services.

The state wins.

6 posted on 12/23/2009 3:50:45 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (free enterprise (the first word is a verb))
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To: vladimir998

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.”


7 posted on 12/23/2009 3:51:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wagglebee

Saw an ambulance-chaser commercial just this evening about this family of contraceptives. I predict it’s off the shelves soon.


8 posted on 12/23/2009 3:54:25 PM PST by visualops (Freepin' on my Pre!)
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To: vladimir998

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.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 3:54:30 PM PST by buffyt (I don't agree with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Nelson, Landreiu, does that make me RACIST?)
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To: wagglebee

http://mommylife.net/archives/2009/12/from_lifesitene.html


10 posted on 12/23/2009 3:55:25 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


11 posted on 12/23/2009 3:55:25 PM PST by buffyt (I don't agree with Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Nelson, Landreiu, does that make me RACIST?)
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To: wagglebee

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12 posted on 12/23/2009 3:56:23 PM PST by Ulysse (a)
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To: wagglebee

Isn’t this one of those fun pills that promises young girls freedom
from menses?

Sounds wonderful if you are utterly uninformed about biology
and how the human body was designed by God Almighty with
perfection and purpose!


13 posted on 12/23/2009 3:57:43 PM PST by Lesforlife ("For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . ." Psalm 139:13)
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To: buffyt

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.


14 posted on 12/23/2009 3:59:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: wagglebee
Multi-generational birth control, cool.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

15 posted on 12/23/2009 4:04:20 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Lesforlife
Isn’t this one of those fun pills that promises young girls freedom from menses?

I believe so, though I'm pretty sure the opportunity to be a slut is the biggest draw.

16 posted on 12/23/2009 4:04:44 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

How about a humble aspirin held tightly between the knees? Sex is not a sporting event.


17 posted on 12/23/2009 4:16:07 PM PST by lafroste
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To: wagglebee

They like to use women as guinea pigs for BC medications.


18 posted on 12/23/2009 4:44:54 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: buffyt

You wrote:

“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.


19 posted on 12/23/2009 5:19:30 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: buffyt

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


20 posted on 12/23/2009 5:45:49 PM PST by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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To: wagglebee

Not necessarily. Most of the girls I know who are on birth control got on it for the purpose of regulating their periods/PMS symptoms. The contraceptive effect is only a side benefit. Yaz is the brand that offers relief from sever PMS symptoms... as far as I know, it doesn’t alter the frequency of periods. I think the one you’re thinking of is Seasonique (4 periods/year). It’s interesting, though, that they’re pushing the ‘fewer periods’ aspect of birth control now... for the longest time hormonal BC was pushed on everyone who was any kind of irregular to try and ‘fix’ them.

In any case, it’s actually fairly rare for more promiscuous younguns to use the pill as their only method of birth control... does nothing for the diseases.


21 posted on 12/23/2009 6:10:40 PM PST by CatInTheBox (Protractor-Wielding Love Queen)
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To: buffyt

There is no difference because the pill is an aborficant. I have never and would never use a hormone like that becuase I know what the reasearch says it does to a woman’s body. It is not worth it and now they say that there is a possiblity of a DNA change in offspring from it’s use!


22 posted on 12/23/2009 7:30:22 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: CatQuilt

Yep and if you hold to it religiously it will work.


23 posted on 12/23/2009 7:31:59 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: buffyt
I think birth control pills within marriage are a blessing, not a sin.

Pills are just objects. No object is a sin. The misanthropy that pervades and is destroying our children, our neighbors, our culture and our nation is a sin.

24 posted on 12/23/2009 7:40:27 PM PST by Theophilus (Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?)
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To: wagglebee

July 29th 2005 The WHO in geneva declared that Oral Contraception is a Group One carcinogen causing Agent... Think Cigarettes...

USA Women are the Number one consumer of the PILL

USA has the highest incidences of breast cancer

Think There is a Link??


25 posted on 12/25/2009 9:39:16 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (....Nothing is more powerful than a man who prays...(St. John Chrysostom))
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