May – January 2012: Birth Control

      FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES" IN THE LEFT MENU…   NEW! Study: Birth-Control Depo-Provera Shots Tied to Breast-Cancer Risk — Depo Provera = 'Neutron Bomb' in the 'War on Women' NEW! Bayer Said to Pay $110 Million in YAZ Birth Control Cases NEW! Other Medical Uses for the So-Called Birth Control Pill   NEW! "Plan B" Still Not Available Over-the-Counter for Minors NEW! The Costs of Contraception Breast Cancer – Oral Contraceptive Study From Germany: The Earlier the OCP is Started, the Higher the Breast Cancer Risk Studies Showing Benefits of Contraception Fall Short Birth Control Pill Recall: Lots of Generic Norgestimate & Ethinyl-Estradiol Tablets Made in India Pulled… Recall Raising New Concerns About the Safety of Foreign-Made Generics South African Condom Failures Result in Massive Recall FDA Eyes Stronger Warning on Popular Birth Control: Higher Risk of Dangerous Clots    FLASHBACK: CDC LISTS PILL AS GROUP 1 CARCINOGEN http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormonal_contraception Health Canada Warns Bayer Birth Control Pill has High Risk of Clots FDA Revisits Safety of Newer Birth Control Drugs Does Planned Parenthood Secretly Support the Plan B Decision? Denying Plan B Drug to Teenagers Protects Girls’ Health Commentary: Emergency Contraception? Unrestricted Availability of Abortifacient Morning After Pill in Spain Results in Soaring Sales Planned Parenthood 'Banks' Tax Money Hurting Women with IUDs… Study: Birth-Control Depo-Provera Shots Tied to Breast-Cancer Risk — Depo Provera = 'Neutron Bomb' in the 'War on Women' 'Our hypothesis going into this study was that we did expect to see an increased risk' Recent use of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera for at least a year was associated with a doubling of young...

Intra-Uterine Device (IUD) / Mirena by Bayer (updated 9/2011)

Mirena is an Abortifacient — It Is an IUD — an 'IntraUterine Device' that Causes Early Abortions… "Mirena is T-shaped. It is made of flexible plastic and contains a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel that is often used in birth control pills. Mirena does not contain estrogen. Mirena releases the hormone into the uterus." [http://berlex.bayerhealthcare.com/html/products/pi/Mirena_PI.pdf] Since most of the progestin remains in the uterus, and very little of the progestin hormone is released into the blood, the ability to actually stop ovulation is questionable… Its presence in the uterus seems to indicate that there is primarily a 'post-fertilization effect' (adversely affects a new embryo as it enters the uterus, thus preventing it from implanting in the uterine lining — an early abortion). According to the ambiguous "Mirena Prescribing Information" — http://berlex.bayerhealthcare.com/html/products/pi/Mirena_PI.pdf — "It is not known exactly how Mirena works. Mirena may work in several ways. It may thicken your cervical mucus, thin the lining of your uterus [negatively affects embryo implantation], inhibit sperm movement and reduce sperm survival. Mirena may stop release of your egg from your ovary, but this is not the way it works in most cases. Most likely, these actions work together to prevent pregnancy [ed. rather, 'to prevent the establishment of the pregnancy in the uterus']. Mirena can cause your menstrual bleeding to be less by thinning the lining of the uterus." "Mirena has mainly local progestogenic effects in the uterine cavity. The high local levels of levonorgestrel1 lead to morphological changes including stromal pseudodecidualization, glandular atrophy, a leukocytic infiltration and a decrease in glandular and stromal mitoses." WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS Ectopic Pregnancy Evaluate women...