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Contraceptive pill may damage women’s fertility: study
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Catherine Briggs

Posted on 07/09/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT by wagglebee

Taking the pill may damage a woman’s fertility by quickening her biological “clock”, a new study has found.

Researchers in Denmark tested 833 women to see what effect the contraceptive pill had on their reproductive systems. They found that the contraceptive can temporarily drain a woman’s ovarian reserve, a measure of the ovary’s capacity to produce eggs capable of fertilization. 

The ovarian reserve is determined by the combination of two measurements which make up what is commonly referred to as the Biological Body Clock Test.  Both the anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels in the blood and the antral follicles in the ovaries are measured to establish the ovarian reserve.

The study found that both the AMH levels and the antral follicle measurements were diminished in the women who were on the Pill by 19 and 16 percent, respectively, thus reducing their chances of conceiving. 

Dr. Katherine Birch Peterson from the Copenhagen University Hospital, who presented the study to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, said that “the pill may mask a severely diminished ovarian reserve… and this is important to recognize."

The research also showed that pill users’ ovaries were between 29-52% smaller than those who were not on the pill.

Though the researchers said they believe the detrimental results of using the pill may only be temporary, they added that further research is necessary. 

“We do not believe the pill changes the ovaries in any permanent way. But we still need to know more about the recovery phase after women stop the pill,” said Dr. Birch Peterson.

Dr. Birch Peterson maintains that women should wait three months after using the pill to be tested in order to have a more accurate measurement of fertility.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: contraception; moralabsolutes; prolife
In other words, the Pill is not the wonder drug that the left would have women believe.
1 posted on 07/09/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/09/2014 1:07:45 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/09/2014 1:08:13 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

This has been known for a long time. It also affects a woman’s libido.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 1:08:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: wagglebee

NOTHING the left tries to ‘sell’ women is anything other than Snake Oil!


5 posted on 07/09/2014 1:08:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: wagglebee
Terrible news!

Our esteemed Pres**ent must do something.

6 posted on 07/09/2014 1:13:06 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: wagglebee

It took my sister three years off the pill before she could conceive.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 1:14:46 PM PDT by redangus
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To: wagglebee

It’s important for women to know this, given the amount of money spent on advertising to sell the pill. One would think that it is perfectly safe.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

[ The research also showed that pill users’ ovaries were between 29-52% smaller than those who were not on the pill. ]

Well, DUH.....

Men who take testosterone for body building have testicular shrinkage because their bodies other hormonal system tell their bodies to stop making too much testosterone and that in turn will shrink the testes.

No duh it would also happen with estrogen and ovaries in women who take estrogen.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: wagglebee

Studies have also shown that it lowers bone density causing osteoporosis later in life.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 1:26:15 PM PDT by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: wagglebee; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...

FYI, ping!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: wagglebee

DUH! Damaging women’s fertility is the WHOLE FREEPING POINT.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 1:43:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: wagglebee

Oh it’s a wonder drug alright

Any woman stupid enough to trust big pharm and the AMA with her life and well being to taking this stuff daily for years on end just so she can be a sex object for her stupid selfish husband is idiotic enough to vote for a Kenyan born lady hating interloper for president

And that’s where we are

The pill’s sole purpose is to make sex a purely physical activity. As such it takes life out of marriage and ruins that relationship. The statistics show that It affects the body to make it think it is pregnant. No phermones no attraction from men hence predatory behavior from scantily clad women and girls. The pill is a class I carcinogen no better thatarlborp cigarettes

The pill affects women’s brains making them attracted to girly men

Obama

The pill when it fails and it does, leads to abortion. It is the root cause of abortion

The pill causes the elimination of fertilized ova by making the uterus an inhospitable environment for life. That soul gets flushed down the drain

The CDC reports 300,000,000 such abortions since 1970

So just duh!


13 posted on 07/09/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Oh. And the pill causes stroke

If anyone is awake and alert enough to just wonder why there are so many incidents of breast cancer at this point in time then they are just stupidly trusting the birth control industry


14 posted on 07/09/2014 1:51:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
The CDC reports 300,000,000 such abortions since 1970

They can tally up a figure for unintended side effects?

15 posted on 07/09/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: stanne

Normal pregnancies seem to reduce the risk of such cancers.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 1:53:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You want me to argue CDC reports? Ask them


17 posted on 07/09/2014 2:00:19 PM PDT by stanne
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well, yeah, pregnancy is normal


18 posted on 07/09/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by stanne
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They threw a bunch of numbers in a blender and that came out.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 2:01:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: stanne

Thank-you for this. I hope others can have these bullet points at hand when they are making the decision to take birth control.

I myself never did because I did not want my body to be “tricked.”


20 posted on 07/09/2014 2:10:52 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Tax-chick; High-tech Redneck

Okay, let’s go ahead and look at it logically, if you need me.

Abortions in this country, surgical, reported abortions, since recording began in 1973, are 54 million. That’s 1.5 million per year. With 310 million population, not counting settlers from the south and ME, how many is that? Women of childbearing age, that is?

Let’s average 300 million pop for the 40 years since ‘73. It’s 300/2 for female, and quarter that for childbearing age. that’s 150/4, round that to about 40 million women of childbearing age for each year of those 40 years.

Of 40 million, how many women are sexually active and on birth control pill in any and each year? Let’s say 1/3. Or, let’s be generous and say 1/4, for easy rounding.

Ten million per year. Let’s say for any year of sexually active women on the pill there is a 60% effectiveness rate for early abortion - the pill’s intended effect.

What’s that? 600,000 abortions per year for forty years.

What is that? That, by my afternoon, waiting for the appliance repair guy to show up, take a break for a second from chopping vegetables calculation, about 240,000,000 abortions.

I’m sure the CDC has similar but more detailed calculation mechanisms.

The numbers are on their website.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 2:24:30 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Yes, that’s probably very similar to how they calculated it.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 2:29:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: stanne; Tax-chick; High-tech Redneck

With 310 million population, not counting settlers from the south and ME, how many is that? Women of childbearing age, that is?

What I meant to follow that sentence up with was: Not all women who want to have sex with men who don’t want to realize it is about childbearing, want to have the abortion when it’s bloody, they’d rather do it early and ignore it.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 2:31:32 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Just what kind of statistic is this supposed to BE. You might try being actually HELPFUL if you want people to BELIEVE what you are claiming.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 5:46:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: stanne

Just what kind of statistic is this supposed to BE. You might try being actually HELPFUL if you want people to BELIEVE what you are claiming.

Lets say if you want CONSERVATIVES to believe it. Liberals will believe anything that feeds their emotions.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 5:48:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t expect to help on contraception. The truth behind it has been covered up by the AMA, rejected by many who claim to be in the in the Catholic Church, whose teachings are very truthful on it, rejected by most media and health care professionals, and it’s effect on marriage HS been statistically verifiably devastating

People don’t want to hear the inconvenient truth on it

So it’s a helpless situation

I am simply reiterating the title and pointing to the absurdity that people don’t know this basic fact about the pill 50 years after it’s development

I have known 40 year old women with breast cancer, which, btw, non existent in former times, I have known 20 year old women who have had strokes, so when people mumble around with no interest in knowing the danger of the BCP and a nice little headline like this comes out I just re state the obvious

Second hand smoke and global warming get infinite press while NCOs who have been a detriment to our society and have killed ridiculous amounts of women and children/unborn babies, just duh

BCPs mess with hormones. That’s what they’re created for. They seep into the water system and people ingest these chemicals

After so many years finally hospitals have specified waste receptacles for pharmaceuticals What do people do with them at home?

Do we think our government is properly disposing of this stuff ?

A government who pays people to let vets die? And who punishes those who try to stop it?

Do we think pharmaceutical companies instruct us on its danger?

On every pack of BCP there is a 2 point font printout telling people it can upset their fertility to take these pills. Does anyone read it? Do ‘men’reaf this material caring for their sex partners? In pursuit of caring for them and their fertility, preventing stroke and breast cancer?

No

BCPs affect fertility People don’t know this?

Permanently

50 years later that’s a news flash. And from a pro life site hoping to care for its readers. The only publications that care for their readers are pro life sites this would never get published in a main media site

50 years bcps have been on the market.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 6:17:45 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

You’re going to “tell the truth” by hauling a fantasy figure out of your je ne sais quoi... and not even deigning to say what it refers to...

Yup!


27 posted on 07/09/2014 6:19:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I stated exactly what it referred to and from where it came


28 posted on 07/09/2014 6:21:55 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

No, you renamed it. There is no such statistic from the CDC under the wording you gave.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 6:22:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: stanne

I mean, CHARITABLY ASSUMING THE BEST, you renamed it.

You go to the CDC asking for those words you say and all you will get is HUH.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 6:23:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

http://www.all.org/nav/index/heading/OQ/cat/MzQ/id/NjA3OQ/

This is from the American Life League.

the CDC is not forthcoming certainly not from Google.

THis organization uses statistics from Guttmacher and the CDC

Here is a quote from the site, and it is from 3 years ago:

‘These statistics include only surgical and medical abortions. Because many contraceptive measures are abortifacients (drugs that induce or cause abortions), it is important not to overlook the number of children killed by chemical abortions. Since 1965, an average of 11 million women have used abortifacient methods of birth control in the United States at any given time. Using formulas based on the way the birth control pill works, pharmacy experts project that about 14 million chemical abortions occur in the United States each year, providing a projected total of well in excess of 610 million chemical abortions between 1965 and 2009.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

That’s getting a LITTLE closer.

Tracing those “pharmacy experts” back to the data and the claims they used, might unearth the best ties possible back to the sources and allow evaluation of their veracity. Guttmacher, I am as leery of as I am of Kinsey “10% of Americans are gay” Reports.


32 posted on 07/09/2014 7:18:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: stanne

And keep in mind, that steady usage of most forms of “the pill” stops all ovulation and renders such anti-implantation scenarios impossible. One would have to look into a murky crystal ball and figure out how many people used “the pill” in a non-steady manner.

One does not have to deem such usage to be a godly thing in order to accurately evaluate the magnitude of its effects. By far the largest in-womb death toll is from deliberate abortions, about which people have no doubt about what is happening.


33 posted on 07/09/2014 7:23:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You and every other American who blow off the gravity of birth control can be as leery as you want of Guttmacher and the CDC, The Catholic Church, Common sense, decency and abortion figures.

The American Life League uses the CDC to estimate 610 million chemically induced abortions.

It makes globul warming, Hitler, surgical abortions, second hand smoke and stalin pale in comparison if it is one fifth of their estimate.

The fact is that women and their sex partners don’t care about abortion and killing of innocent life.

So what difference is it if it’s 10 million or 610 million?

None.

Fifty years of this and one barely read prolife publication comes out with ‘it’s bad for fertility’.

Yeah. It would be.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 7:24:10 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Ah, because “The Catholic Church” is in the middle of something, that makes the rest of it holy...

Luther disagreed. He was right.


35 posted on 07/09/2014 7:27:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

‘One does not have to deem such usage to be a godly thing in order to accurately evaluate the magnitude of its effects’

As an English teacher, I am often so handicapped in that I try to make calculable sense out of a sentence before I give up and get back to taking care of my family.

THis is one of those times.

If you woan to use an opinion to disagree with the CDC, we are done, here.


36 posted on 07/09/2014 7:27:42 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

You don’t WANT to do that. That is why you “cannot.”

And your defense is to work up the snot.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 7:28:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: wagglebee

True. From cancer to a lack of ability to conceive — the pill wreaks its havoc.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee

I was wondering about that many years ago.


39 posted on 07/10/2014 7:01:01 AM PDT by cycjec
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