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Some Compelling Evidence of the Pillís Harmful Effects
Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2014 | ZACHARY KRAJACIC

Posted on 05/28/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT by NYer

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Because of these substances, Lance Armstrong’s cycling victories were taken from him and he was disqualified from further competition; Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire were stripped of their baseball records; numerous congressional hearings were held to assign blame regarding their use. We do our best to protect athletes from these dangerous substances while, at the same time, encouraging women to put them in their bodies.

What are these substances? Steroids.

Oral contraceptives (commonly known as birth control pills) are steroidal hormones. These drugs manipulate hormones to prevent conception, just as performance-enhancing steroids manipulate hormones to enhance physical size, strength, speed and athletic performance. Both result in physical changes. Birth control pills, as demonstrated by the following extract from the Mayo Clinic’s website, alter women’s bodies in a variety of ways:

Oral contraceptives work by stopping a woman’s egg from fully developing each month…. Sometimes a woman’s egg can still develop…. In almost all cases when the medicine was taken properly and an egg develops, fertilization can still be stopped by oral contraceptives. This is because oral contraceptives also thicken cervical mucus at the opening of the uterus…. In addition, oral contraceptives change the uterus lining just enough so that an egg will not stop in the uterus to develop.

Meddling with hormones causes physiological (and psychological) changes because it disrupts the body’s natural balance, a universally accepted medical fact when it comes to athletes. Yet, when it comes to women’s health, the risks and dangers of oral contraceptive steroids—though well-documented in the medical literature—are routinely covered up by physicians, the mainstream media, health insurance companies, and others.

I will outline some of this evidence using credible sources, and I am under no illusions about what the immediate reaction will be among some readers. After all, birth control pills are a part of our modern society. But keeping an open mind is crucial: everyone was convinced the world was flat until they were presented with contrary evidence. As the writer Flannery O’Connor once said, “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”

First, it must be stated that all steroids, oral contraceptives included, can have medicinal purposes. But in the vast majority of cases, they are not used as a health remedy, just as most people do not use marijuana for its alleged medical properties. Generally, contraceptive use is a lifestyle choice, not a medical necessity. Based on the medical literature, when they are taken this way, they are more harmful than beneficial to women’s health, causing both physical and psychological harm.

While many physicians understand the risks of oral contraceptives, few are willing to swim against the tide. One physician who is not intimidated is Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., a professor of surgery at New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lanfranchi, who heads up the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, has been outspoken about the health risks associated with the use of contraceptives, such as blood clots, cancer, lethal injection, and violent death.

Her claims are consistent with the findings of many medical practitioners, organizations, and numerous studies. In 2005 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified birth control pills as a Group 1 Carcinogen (the highest-risk category of carcinogens). According to WHO, this classification is used only “when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans.” Tobacco and asbestos are two well-known carcinogens in this category. Thus it should not be surprising that, according to WebMD, “A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women with a strong family history of breast cancer may have up to an 11 times higher risk of breast cancer if they have ever taken the pill.”

Since birth control pills are in the same carcinogenic classification as tobacco, why isn’t there a warning for contraceptives as there is for cigarettes?

WHO’s statement corroborated the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) findings in 2003, which noted a “significant increase” of the risk of breast cancer and an increased risk of cervical and liver cancers among oral contraceptive users. Regarding liver cancer, the NCI’s tip sheet states: “Several studies have found that oral contraceptives increase the risk of liver cancer in populations usually considered low risk.” The NCI’s tip sheet does mention that oral contraceptives reduce the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers, but this should provide little solace to women given the elevated risk of breast and liver cancers.

Moreover, an article in Science Daily (October 30, 2006) titled, “Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Breast Cancer in Some Women, Meta Analysis Finds,” notes that “a meta analysis (which builds on many studies with similar findings) published in the October edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicts oral contraceptives as putting premenopausal women at significantly increased risk for breast cancer, especially women who use them prior to having a child.” Another Science Daily article (October 26, 2009) titled, “Increased Stroke Risk from Birth Control Pills, Review Finds,” points out that “birth control pills increase the risk (of stroke) 1.9 times.”

In addition, according to the latest research, contraceptives affect not only the body but the mind as well.

The September 28, 2010 edition of Scientific American published an article by Craig H. Kinsley, a neuroscience professor, and Elizabeth A. Meyer, a post-doctoral fellow and instructor, titled “Women’s Brains on Steroids.” Drawing from a study in the journal Brain Research, the authors described how contraceptives alter the structure of women’s brains. This finding should not be surprising given that the psychological impact of steroids on the brains of athletes who use these drugs is well-known, including behavioral changes such as irascibility and wild mood swings.

So what is the alternative to the pill? There are, of course, many artificial contraceptives that are available, but all of them carry some type of risk. The only risk-free method is Natural Family Planning (NFP), whereby women use their natural cycles to control their fertility. When done correctly, NFP is 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, which is higher than any artificial methods. Conversely, it can also help women whose goal is to become pregnant. Whatever the goal, NFP enables women to gain knowledge and control over their bodies, while keeping their bodies free of chemicals and other potentially harmful agents. Fortunately, information on NFP is becoming increasingly accessible through various organizations, the Internet, churches, and even some physicians’ offices.

The data presented here represents only a tiny fraction of the medical literature demonstrating the potential ill effects of contraceptives on women’s health. There is significantly more evidence available from studies performed by credible and reputable medical associations, scientific bodies, universities, and independent medical researchers. It is important to use these resources to learn the facts about birth control pills because women, like professional athletes, deserve to know the truth about the substances they are putting into their bodies.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; birthcontrolpill; bloodclots; cancer; carcinogen; contraception; contraceptives; crisismagazine; lethalinjection; oralcontraceptives; steroids; thepill; thepillkills; violentdeath; zacharykrajacic
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/28/2014 10:05:51 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer
“...authors described how contraceptives alter the structure of women’s brains...” Sure explains the Femi-nazi movement to me.
3 posted on 05/28/2014 10:10:58 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357

The excess hormones in our water supplies are affecting men’s brains as well.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Robert357

It turns them into sex-crazed Lutherans.

Remember boys and girls, sex is only for procreation.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: NYer

Nothing is free.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NYer

The primary function of pleasure in sex is to reinforce the pair bond and make reproduction more successful.

When sex is turned into an indoor parlor game, you have massive illegitimacy, children raising children, absence of a strong male father figure, spread of veneral diseases, a rise in crime rates - in short what we have witnessed in America since the “Playboy” Philosophy.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: fwdude

Not just their brains. Look at the under 25’s. Compare them to the ~20yr olds from similar age pics of the WWII generation. One group looks like oversized 13yr old boys that haven’t hit puberty yet. The other looks like men.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 10:21:48 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ZULU
When sex is turned into an indoor parlor game, you have massive illegitimacy, children raising children, absence of a strong male father figure, spread of veneral diseases, a rise in crime rates ...

What troubles me is the impact on children. We have several young 'families' on the block. One is a divorced mother of two children (the youngest is 7) from different fathers. She has moved a new boyfriend into the 'nest'. Another 'family' consists of a divorced dad, his 5 year old son and his fiancee. Yet another is a blended family of grandparents, children and grandchildren. These children all play together and often talk to me when I walk the dog. As young as they are, they all know the 'cast of characters' in each other's lives, right down to the proper terminology. None of them has ever experienced life in a traditional family. For them, this lifestyle is normal.

9 posted on 05/28/2014 10:30:57 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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It’s interesting that no-one has posited that “the pill” may be responsible for the surge in autism spectrum disorders.

Also, is there any research on whether or not there is a relationship with usage of “the pill” and the increased divorce rate with its wake of social maladies (face it, the most dangerous person in a child’s life is “mommy’s boyfriend”)?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by Prolixus (We feed; they breed.)
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Yet, when it comes to women’s health, the risks and dangers of oral contraceptive steroids—though well-documented in the medical literature—are routinely covered up by physicians, the mainstream media, health insurance companies, and others.

Hmm, I wonder why that i$; must be some rea$on I'm not $eeing....prolly right in front of my face.

11 posted on 05/28/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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Scarey, isn’t it? The fruit of moral relativism.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 10:37:01 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Black Agnes
I agree that people don't look the same as they did in the 1950s and 1960s, and the standard of attractiveness has changed along with that.

I knew that abortions and underwire bras are probably linked to breast cancer, but the pill, too? Wow.

What should be a real concern is the long-term. We're now into a third generation of women using the pill. What will the long term, cumulative effects be over the generations?

Add to that other drugs for just about everything. There is no knowledge of the permanent cumulative effect they'll have on the human body.

13 posted on 05/28/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT by grania
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To: AppyPappy

To say sex is only for procreation is way mistaken.

The Catholic Church, the foremost objector to contraception teaches that there is a unitive reason for sex in addition to the procreative.

Look it up and learn.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by amihow
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To: NYer
I have felt that the pill was a bad thing from the time I heard of it.

Slightly different topic, but same principle. Do you remember that commercial for Yaz a while back? These little noodle brains saying over and over "Who says you have to have 12 periods a year"? I was always yelling, GOD, you morons God made us that way. Well now you see all these lawsuits over Yaz. Told them so.

BTW does anyone know if talking to the TV is a problem?

15 posted on 05/28/2014 10:56:56 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: AppyPappy

Sex isn’t only for procreation. It’s still a special for-marrieds-only way to bond with your spouse. Nothing wrong with having intercourse when you’re naturally infertile.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: ZULU
Scarey, isn’t it? The fruit of moral relativism.

Scarey and sad. I am reminded of the Pro Eligendo homily delivered by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in 2005.

How many winds of doctrine have we known in recent decades, how many ideological currents, how many ways of thinking. The small boat of the thought of many Christians has often been tossed about by these waves - flung from one extreme to another: from Marxism to liberalism, even to libertinism; from collectivism to radical individualism; from atheism to a vague religious mysticism; from agnosticism to syncretism and so forth. Every day new sects spring up, and what St Paul says about human deception and the trickery that strives to entice people into error (cf. Eph 4: 14) comes true.

17 posted on 05/28/2014 11:12:33 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh that’s right. The Catholic Church revised that belief.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 11:14:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: NYer

Makes sense to me what he is saying.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: AppyPappy

So...straw man is all you got?


20 posted on 05/28/2014 11:29:36 AM PDT by Romulus
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