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What the Pill is doing to our water supply
Life Site News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Rebecca Oas

Posted on 05/18/2012 9:57:44 AM PDT by caldera599

May 17, 2012 ( – In 1960, the combined oral contraceptive pill was first approved for use in the United States. Seven years later, “the Pill” was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, illustrating its enormous societal impact[1]. Roughly two generations later, statistics from the United Nations show that, within more developed nations worldwide, just under 16% of “partnered” women use contraceptive pills, a number which does not include usage among single women[2].

However, even as the popularity of oral contraceptives remains high, the drugs themselves have been evolving in response to further discoveries about the human reproductive system, as well as efforts to reduce the Pill’s negative side effects. As with any major technological or medical development, particularly one embraced very quickly by a large sector of the population, it can take years, and even decades, for the full range of effects to become evident. And as demonstrated by several recent studies, many questions remain unanswered regarding the long-term and environmental effects of the hormones used in oral contraceptives, as well as other medical treatments.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; contraceptivepill; effects; notgood; watersupply

1 posted on 05/18/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by caldera599
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To: caldera599

Another fantastic byproduct of feminism and social engineering. Man is such a stupid, arrogant creature.

2 posted on 05/18/2012 10:04:04 AM PDT by mancini
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To: caldera599

Sandra Fluke shocked!

3 posted on 05/18/2012 10:07:15 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: caldera599

They’ve been finding traces of Viagra in the drinking water in the northeast which explained the sudden hardness in the water here.

4 posted on 05/18/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: caldera599

I have wondered and suspected for years that the use of contraceptives:

1. Gets into the water supply but how long does it take to break down.
2. Causes long term reproductive problems
3. Emasculates males of multiple species when part of the water supply though this article suggest no other evidence suggests yes.
4. Is leading to severe long term health problems in women once they reach middle to late middle-age. E.g. many women of this age group I know have had hysterectomies, many have reproductive tract problems, cervical cancer probably borne of HPV is common, heart problems etc. I know one lady who has never taken progesterone and is well into her late 50s with no problems at all.

5 posted on 05/18/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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My daughter’s coach has told all the parents of the teen girls that if they want to perform to their potential that they should not take the Birth Control Pill because of all the negative impacts to their health.

It is proven that the Birth Control Pill is the best way to ruin an athlete.

6 posted on 05/18/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by RC51
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To: Sequoyah101; caldera599; Fred Nerks; LucyT; little jeremiah; mojitojoe; stephenjohnbanker; ...
And as demonstrated by several recent studies, many questions remain unanswered regarding the long-term and environmental effects of the hormones used in oral contraceptives, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Its a no brainer what the effects of xenoestrogens are, feminine Men, and over developed, early estrus women:

"Dr Ian Fentiman is professor of surgical oncology at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine in London. His main area of research is breast cancer, so he's studied the effects of xenoestrogens because, yes, they've been implicated in the development of that disease, too. "There's little direct evidence but lots of indirect evidence that xenoestrogens have an oestrogenic effect and affect the growth of human breast cancer cells; but to take that on and say what the impact of this is on human females, well, it's a wee bit more difficult to say," says Dr Fentiman. 'We're doing some work which seems to show that you can see evidence in relatively young women that they've had exposure to a variety of mutagens and the body has had a response to those. It may be that if you get an exposure to xenoestrogens at a young age there may be an even more profound effect. The young breast is very sensitive to a whole variety of stimuli. But none of it is yet proven.'"

The evidence is beyond anecdotal, after 8000 British women per week are fitted with bras while shopping :


Why are British women's breasts getting bigger?


And Men?

"The rise in Xenoestrogens is due mainly to a wide range use of chemicals that pollute the environment. The long term effect of the use of chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, plastics and detergents has resulted in those chemicals combining to formulate Xenoestrogen, a synthetic estrogen. This hormone has leeched into our food and water supply and has adversely affected men. Xenoestrogens causes malabsorption of zinc, an important compound that is necessary for a health libido. This is evident by the increasing number of men seeking medical attention for symptoms of low libido, erectile dysfunction, and man boobs."


Why All Men Should Be Worried About Xenoestrogens

Perhaps ths explains why we have an effeminate, queer president, not that its an excuse.Just don't vote for men who are Xenoestrogen-centric. Country boys and red necks do not live in environments where its much of a problem.......YET.

Liberalism and Leftism actually may be a disease, more than we think.Perhaps most of them are merely Xenoestrogenic zombies.

7 posted on 05/18/2012 10:52:35 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....
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To: Candor7

: )

8 posted on 05/18/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: caldera599
While I can appreciate the reason why the author desires to reduce if not eliminate birth control pills, the science to which she refers is very weak for this purpose.

The article is entitled "What the Pill is doing to our water supply," yet the article itself is replete with qualifiers like this:

"While studies such as these cannot be taken as a direct assessment of the impact of environmental EDCs on humans, they do have certain advantages."

"... in November of last year, the British Medical Journal published a report indicating that levels of prostate cancer in men are highest in geographic areas with the greatest use of oral contraceptives [9]. While the authors stress that their findings are correlative rather than causative, their work provides a sobering hypothesis for further important research."

Coincidences are just that. Hormonally speaking, one would be hard pressed to credibly separate excreted hormone metabolites which are a consequence of birth control pills from hormone substances and other steroidal metabolites from things like animal excretion run-off.

Furthermore, one should not confuse the term "more difficult" (if true) with implying that progestins are "more prevelant" than other drugs: " such study conducted in France noted that progestins in particular were more resistant to removal by water treatment methods, compared with other types of pharmaceuticals."

A PhD should know that jumbling coincidences together like this cannot credibly title an article, "What the Pill is doing to our water supply," based on the stadies she cites.

There are many scientific reasons to oppose abortion and abortifacients. An article like this does not help Pro-lifers to make the case for what are other certainly better studied and more credible scientific reasons to oppose abortion.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 11:11:13 AM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Ever the diplomat? LOL.

10 posted on 05/18/2012 2:19:52 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....
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To: tsowellfan

And if a man takes an iron pill with this water, he spins around and points north.

11 posted on 05/18/2012 10:58:49 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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