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)

Impact on Reproductive Organs

  • Breakthrough bleeding 4,7,8
  • Spotting 4,7,8
  • Change in menstrual flow 4,7,8
  • Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods) 7,8
  • Temporary infertility after discontinuation of treatment 4,7,8
  • Breast changes: tenderness, enlargement, secretion 7,8
  • Change in cervical erosion and secretion 7,8
  • Decrease in lactation when given immediately postpartum 7,8
  • Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) 4,7,8
  • Cystitis-like syndrome (frequent urination, sometimes with a painful bladder) 7,8
  • Vaginitis (inflammation of the vaginal area, often associated with irritation, itching or infection) 4,7,8
  • Increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases 4
  • Cancer (breast, uterine and vaginal) 4
  • Endometriosis 4

Environmental

  • Researchers have found that caged adult trout exposed to ethynylestradiol, a synthetic estrogen, were half as fertile as fish kept in clean water. The trout were exposed to the estrogen for two months, and then bred with a healthy female. 13
  • Doug Myers, a wetlands and habitat specialist for the Puget Sound Action Team, said that scientists are "finding the presence of female hormones making the male species less male" in frogs, river otters and fish. 5,13
  • "Scientists in western Washington found that synthetic estrogen - a common ingredient in oral contraceptives - drastically reduces the fertility of male rainbow trout." 5
  • After randomly netting 123 trout downstream from a Boulder Creek sewer treatment facility, including 101 female trout, 12 male trout and 10 "intersex" trout (having both male and female traits), scientists in Colorado discovered that "estrogens and other steroid hormones from birth-control pills and patches" caused the fish's genetic alteration. 5

Spiritual

  • A couple taking the pill: "Hence to use this divine gift [the sexual act] while depriving it [taking contraception], even if only partially, of its meaning and purpose, is equally repugnant to the nature of man and of woman, and is consequently in opposition to the plan of God and His holy will."9

Relationship

  • Depression 7,8
  • Changes in libido (usually decreased libido) 4,7,8
  • Ways in which the pill destroys relationships:
    • It easily opens the door for marital infidelity;
    • It especially opens the door for temptation to youth;
    • "A man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and... reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection."9

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