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  • How I Got Kicked Out of a Facebook Group on Birth Control Side Effects

    10/06/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 5, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Ever since I began my research on birth control side effects and health consequences for my book In the Name of the Pill, I have been shocked to learn how many women have not been properly warned about the real risks involved with taking factory-made steroids. A colleague of mine who I discuss these issues with said he often gets into discussions with women about these health risks, and I noticed that many of the conversations he was telling me about had happened online. So I couldn’t help but ask him, “How are you meeting so many women online?” He...
  • Teen given birth control implant at school without parent's permission

    10/04/2019 1:01:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    WMAR2NEWS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Mallory Sofastaii
    She had it removed after experiencing side effects BALTIMORE — A mother learned her 16-year-old daughter received a birth control implant at school after the teen started complaining about headaches and a pain in her arm. Nicole Lambert sent her daughter to get checked out by a pediatrician. The doctor notified her that the three-year contraceptive, Nexplanon, had been improperly implanted in her daughter's arm and it needed to be removed. According to paperwork on Merck's website, the maker of Nexplanon, the implant should go on the inside of the upper arm. Photos show Lambert's daughter had the implant near...
  • Mom solves daughter’s mystery illness: School nurse secretly inserted birth control implant

    10/03/2019 5:41:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10.03.19 | Doug Mainwaring
    BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother is furious after discovering that her 16-year-old daughter’s headaches and soreness were caused by a birth control implant inserted by a school nurse without her consent. Nicole Lambert was shocked to learn from her daughter’s pediatrician that the pain her daughter was experiencing had been caused by a tiny tube containing the contraceptive  “Nexplanon,” which had been improperly inserted in her daughter’s upper arm.Not only did the doctor recommend that the tube be removed to alleviate the child’s discomfort, but he further warned that the contraceptive could cause far worse side-effects, such...
  • The true story behind the Marie Stopes eugenics trial of 1923

    02/23/2017 6:05:02 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 22, 2017 | Mark H. Sutherland
    In the 1920s, a legal victory against the rising eugenic tide was won by a Catholic doctor over prominent birth control advocate Marie Stopes. While Stopes is lauded today as a feminist hero, the story of the eugenics libel trial has been largely overlooked. Marie Stopes in her laboratory in 1904. (Image via Wikipedia) Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial. In 1923 in Britain, a Catholic doctor won an important victory in the battle against one of the most harmful ideologies of the 20th century: eugenics. The battle was fought...
  • FDA Citizen’s Petition on Birth Control: Shocking Stories of How Women Are Getting Hurt

    09/22/2019 7:58:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | September 20, 2019 | Madeleine Coyne
    Earlier this summer, a Citizen’s Petition was filed to the FDA requesting greater transparency concerning the many evidence-based health risks and side effects of different forms of hormonal contraceptives. We at Natural Womanhood published a breakdown of the FDA petition into a more digestible format in order to explain the forms of contraception discussed in the petition, the research behind it, and the overall goals and potential changes if this petition is successfully received. Ultimately, the goal of the Citizen’s Petition is to compel the Food and Drug Administration to better inform all prescribers and consumers of hormonal birth control...
  • Is it too Late to undo what the Birth Control Pill has Done?

    09/22/2019 12:04:03 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 80 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Apr 2018 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The unintended consequence of widespread birth control — on individuals, families and society — cannot be denied. Loneliness has become an “epidemic” in the world today, says scholar Mary Eberstadt, author of the 2013 book “Adam and Eve After the Pill." “Fifty years after the embrace of the pill — undeniably, because of the embrace of the pill — loneliness is spreading across the materially better-off countries of the planet." She expands on the themes of her new article, describing the “prophetic power” of “Humanae Vitae” (“On Human Life”), Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical letter on birth control and married...
  • Protestants & Contraception

    09/15/2019 1:53:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    First Things ^ | January 2018 | Evan Lenow
    There is one teaching that most Protestants readily recognize as Catholic, and it is usually received with derision: the prohibition of artificial means of birth control. The Protestants in my circles often disparage this teaching with little knowledge of Humanae Vitae, perhaps the most significant document to address birth control over the last one hundred years. Our distaste for things Roman Catholic, dating back to the sixteenth century, has deprived us of a wealth of theological wisdom...Our acceptance of most forms of birth control is not helping us teach the next generation about sex and sexuality. It is time for...
  • Should Christians Use Birth Control

    09/09/2019 10:37:16 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 82 replies ^ | Jun 2012 | Albert Mohler
    The effective separation of sex from procreation may be one of the most important defining marks of our age–and one of the most ominous. This awareness is spreading among American evangelicals, and it threatens to set loose a firestorm. Most evangelical Protestants greeted the advent of modern birth control technologies with applause and relief. Lacking any substantial theology of marriage, sex, or the family, evangelicals welcomed the development of “The Pill” much as the world celebrated the discovery of penicillin — as one more milestone in the inevitable march of human progress, and the conquest of nature. At the same...
  • The Surprising Link Between Birth Control and Skin Cancer

    08/26/2019 3:29:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 24, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Recent numbers released by the American Academy of Dermatology revealed a dramatic spike in the incidence of melanoma cases among young women. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and for women aged 18-39, its rates have increased by 800% from 1970 to 2009. In Caucasian women under 44, the number of cases has increased by just over 6% annually. (1) Now, in addition to being the most dangerous, melanoma is one of the most common cancers in young adults (especially young women). More than 7,000 people in the United States are expected to die of melanoma in...
  • Young Woman’s Viral Facebook Post Exposes the Destructive Nature of Birth Control

    08/06/2019 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | August 1, 2019 | Gabriella Patti
    In a now-viral Facebook post from September of 2018, Breana Carlson led with a disclaimer about graphic potentially disturbing information and pictures, before exclaiming, “I genuinely feel like birth control has ruined my life.” Carlson was put on birth control in middle school in order to “regulate her menstrual cycles.” She was prescribed the hormonal contraceptive Junel and, within a couple of months of taking it, her cramps, acne, and heavy bleeding all lightened up. Within a year of starting hormonal birth control, her period stopped completely—also causing her relief. But her mother began to worry. A gynecologist reassured them...
  • Scientific American Addresses the Problem of Birth Control Suppressing Periods

    07/07/2019 4:41:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | July 7, 2019 | Madeleine Coyne
    There is no more unifying experience among women around the globe than menstruation. All women understand what it feels like to have their period—even if they don’t exactly understand what it is. And yet, the topic of menstruation continues to hold significant stigmas, and embarrassment or hesitation to discuss this vital function of the female body has created gaps in our knowledge of how the menstrual cycle affects a women’s overall health. Therefore, it was a welcome shock to discover that the May 2019 issue of Scientific American magazine is primarily dedicated to the science of women’s reproductive health—or rather,...
  • A Protestant woman's appreciation for Catholic stance on Birth Control

    06/13/2019 1:32:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 6 Apr 2018 | Luma Simms
    I first read Humanae Vitae as a Protestant. Its truthfulness made me weep. It was Humanae Vitae that succinctly described my dignity as a human being, that as a woman I was not a second-class citizen to man. The encyclical, which mentions early on “the dignity of woman and her place in society”, stresses the reciprocity and complementarity of man and woman. A woman must be revered: artificial contraception encourages a man to “disregard…her physical and emotional equilibrium” and “reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires.” Paul VI’s words told me that my...
  • Cruz Offers to Join Forces With AOC Again

    06/13/2019 12:19:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    IJR ^ | about 7 hours ago | Sydney Monduy
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) hopes to continue working across the aisle by offering to team up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for another bill. This bill would fast-track the FDA to approve birth control to be sold over-the-counter instead of requiring a prescription. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her approval of the statement, suggesting people needed to “pass it on.” Cruz responded, asking if she would like to work on a bill to make that a reality.
  • 12 Reasons Men Should Choose Natural Birth Control

    06/09/2019 1:32:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 19, 2014 | Gerard Migeon
    Some children in the inner city context grow up never knowing anything else. So when they’re exposed to a country setting, the mountains, the beach, it may be exciting, but it can also be uncomfortable and even scary for them. They’d rather retreat back to the confined, polluted and unsafe environment they’re used to. But we can all agree that they miss out. In the same way, most men have been conditioned to women being on contraceptives. They can hardly imagine the world without them and they need help (hello women!) being taken there for the first time and shown...
  • Why is male reproductive health declining?

    06/09/2019 1:16:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | Jaunary 16, 2016 | Natural Womanhood
    Male reproductive health has been in decline since the 1960’s. Once considered a global problem by the 1992 study “Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years,”[i] it has been shown that the decline in semen quality is largely limited to Western countries.[ii] Specific studies, largely carried out in the 90′s, showed falling sperm counts: - in Belgium— where the “percentage of candidate donors with sperm characteristics below the 5th percentile cut-off value of a normal fertile population increased from 13 to 54% during the [19 year] observation period.”[iii] - in Canada — where overall sperm quality showed...
  • Mother Says 12-Year-Old Daughter Taken To Clinic, Had Birth Control Implanted In Arm Against Will

    05/11/2019 6:46:52 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/9/19 | Meghan Schiller
    The mother of a 12-year-old Beaver Falls girl is demanding answers after a doctor implanted birth control in her arm. The clinic, Adagio Health Turtle Creek, said it does not need parental consent to perform the procedure, but the girl’s mother said she was brought there by another woman against her will. Turtle Creek Police tell KDKA’s Meghan Schiller that the mother did file a police report and that charges against the female suspect are pending and will likely be filed this week. The family says the suspect is a family acquaintance, and they wanted to come forward to warn...
  • New Shocking Reasons Hormonal Contraceptives Tank Women’s Sex Drive

    05/05/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | May 4, 2019 | Grace Stark
    One of the greatest paradoxes about birth control is that, while it may make sex seem more available to women, many women taking the drugs feel less in the mood. The connections between hormonal contraceptives and symptoms of low libido are long established. But research reveals further reasons women may be experiencing less sexual pleasure while on the Pill, ring, patch, implant, or IUD. Not only have hormonal contraceptives been shown to significantly decrease women’s testosterone levels, and lead to severe depression and suicide attempts . . .
  • Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill Launched by Senate Republicans

    04/10/2019 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | April 3, 2019 | Elizabth Brown
    A new proposal in the U.S. Senate would help federal regulators fast-track the approval process for converting hormonal contraceptive pills from prescription to over-the-counter drug status. Known as the "Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act," it was introduced this week by Republican Sens. Joni Ernst (R–Iowa) and Cory Gardner (R–Colo.). Only the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can approve the conversion, upon request from a petitioning drug maker. That's why recent movements to "free the pill" in states such as California and Oregon have only been able to dismantle the requirement for a doctor to write the...
  • How Observing Birth Control Side Effects Drove One OBGYN to Offer Fertility Awareness

    03/31/2019 6:07:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | March 27, 2019 | Margaret Brady
    Frustrated. Immobilized. That’s how Dr. Summer Holmes Mason felt a few years into her practice. As a board-certified OBGYN, she was dedicated to helping women manage their health. And often, that involved offering her patients contraception, like the Pill. “Prescribing contraception was bread and butter gynecology for me,” she says. “It was probably one of the largest tools I had in my arsenal as an OBGYN to treat medical issues.” The medication was meant to help. But soon, Dr. Holmes Mason noticed a trend. “After a couple of years, I realized people were coming back to me with more side...
  • A new 'male birth control' pill might be safe, but there's still a long way to go, researchers say

    03/25/2019 6:31:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | March 25, 2019 | Michael Nedelman
    Many people are looking forward to a time when men will be able to take an oral contraceptive. But there's a challenge with hormonal birth control: suppressing testosterone in men to super-low levels while avoiding the side effects of low hormone levels, such as changes in sexual function. (Of course, side effects have affected some women since the US Food and Drug Administration first approved "the pill" in 1960.) Researchers have looked at a number of ways to do this -- not only through a pill, but also through an injection and a topical gel. And now there's a new...