Led to believe birth control pills are reasonable, safe and viable methods of contraception. The doctors who prescribe them believe birth control pills are safe (If they don’t they are really dangerous). We believe birth control pills are easy to take and since we are young and they are only supposed to prevent pregnancy, they must be safe. Why isn’t everyone asking: “How will taking the pill affect me or my 16 year old daughter in 20 years from now?”
The belief that birth control pills are safe comes from more than 40 years of continuous brainwashing by the pharmaceutical industry to both physicians and the public. We are victims of misinformation and dangerous practices.
It starts with our teen daughters. While it is not necessarily abnormal or uncommon for young girls to have irregular periods into their early twenties, the birth control industry would have us think otherwise.
Without scientific information to the contrary, over the past 30 years almost every girl who goes to a gynecologist or clinic for a routine examination and reports irregular periods, automatically gets placed on birth control pills. Mothers don’t even question the validity of this course of action by the gynecologists.
Using birth control pills to regulate periods is not necessary or safe.
Many young women in their teens and early twenties do not ovulate regularly. If you do not ovulate, you may not get a period. Periods occur naturally and normally only 14-15 days after ovulation (release of an egg) if pregnancy does not occur.
There is nothing wrong with irregular periods, they are just part of life. When ovulation doesn’t take place, menstruation does not follow. Taking birth control pills to regulate or even eliminate your period (like the new pill, Seasonal, that has girls menstruating three times a year) is dangerous. There is no data to support safety of use.
Birth control pills are synthetic hormones that override the normal... [continues]
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