Summary: The Pill Kills ’11
Summary: The Pill Kills ’11
Summary: The Pill Kills ’10
Summary: The Pill Kills ’09
Summary: The Pill Kills ’08

Side Effects (continued)


  • Gallbladder disease (bile duct stones) 4,7,8
  • Hepatic adenomas or benign liver tumors 7,8
  • Nausea 7,8
  • Vomiting 7,8
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as abdominal cramps and bloating) 7,8
  • Cholestatic jaundice (jaundice caused by thickened bile) 4,7,8
  • Reduced tolerance to carbohydrates 7,8
  • Changes in appetite 7,8
  • Impaired renal function (impaired kidney function) 7,8
  • Colitis (digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the colon) 7,8
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (kidney failure and low platelet count in the blood) 7,8


  • Typical use of combined oral contraceptive pills prevents a diagnosed pregnancy in only 90 to 96 percent of women, which means that four to 10 women out of every 100 using the pill for one year will have a diagnosed pregnancy. 4,6,10
  • The pill's third mechanism is to change the lining of the endometrium (the lining of the womb), which creates a hostile environment for a newly created human being. The tiny baby cannot implant and is spontaneously aborted by the body. 4,5,6,11,12
  • As quoted in the booklet Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? by Randy Alcorn, a representative of the Ortho-McNeil pharmaceutical company said, "If you end up with a fertilized egg [new human being], it [the baby boy or girl] won't implant and grow because of the less hospitable endometrium." 1
  • "It seems unlikely that implantation would be possible in the altered endometrium developed under the influence of most of the suppressants [of ovulation]." 3
  • Ectopic pregnancy 4
  • Drugs that are known to interact with the pill to cause an increased likelihood of pregnancy:
    • Rifampin 7,8
    • Drugs used for epilepsy, such as barbiturates 7,8
    • Phenobarbital 7,8 (anticonvulsant; can also be used as anti-anxiety medication)
    • Topiramate (TOPAMAX® 7,8; prescribed for migraines and, in higher doses, for Chiari patients)
    • Carbamazepine (Tegretol® 7,8 is one brand; anticonvulsant medication)
    • Phenytoin (Dilantin® 7,8 is one brand; anti-seizure medication)
    • Phenylbutazone (Butazolidin® 7,8 is one brand; nonsteroid, anti-inflammatory medication)
  • Certain drugs used in the treatment of HIV or AIDS 7,8
  • Certain antibiotics 7,8
  • St. John's wort 7,8




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