A Word of Warning About the Birth Control Pill
60 million women in America and Europe take oral contraceptives. In my opinion, this is a tragedy.
Let me explain why.
The birth control pill: one of the biggest threats to your Femininity, your health, your relationship, your ability to attract the man of your dreams, and probably one of the major causes for any health problem you currently have in your life (if you are taking the birth control pill).
I'm also going to tell you that the birth control pill can really mess up your ability to choose the right man, it can cloud your judgment when it comes to knowing whether you are with the right man, and it can cause relationship breakdown. Yes, really.
If you don't have the time to digest the information in this article, I'm going to simply tell you this: Start using alternative contraception methods (if you are on the pill).
The deadly side effects of the birth control pill
Now let's get in to specifics. The pill is a dangerous drug. One of the biggest guarantees of you getting in touch with your femininity, your sexuality and your sensuality, is your hormones. And the birth control pill exposes women to synthetic hormones.
It is very unhealthy for a woman to be exposed to synthetic hormones. In fact, long-term use of this drug can cause women to develop serious chronic illness. The birth control pill depletes a woman's body of important nutrients, can cause the thinning of your bones, increases your risk of developing breast cancer (any type of cancer really) and blood clots.
Aside from these side effects, the birth control pill can also cause these side effects:
- Increased risk of breast and cervical cancers
- Increased risk of blood clotting, heart attack and stroke
- Gall bladder disease
- Increased blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Irregular bleeding or spotting
- Benign liver tumors
- Breast tenderness
- Yeast overgrowth and infection
See more on the deadly side effects of the birth control pill. A good article on Dr. Mercola's Natural Health website.
How the pill can effect your choice in partner
For many women on this website, they are looking to get in touch with their femininity, join a new sisterhood, and improve their relationships. Many women also want to find the right man - but if you are on the birth control pill, it could very likely be damaging your ability to choose the RIGHT man. (Click here to take the quiz on "Am I Dating a Commitment Friendly Man?")
If you do not believe me, please take a look at Dr. Mercola's article on this topic. He owns and operates the most visited natural health site on the planet:
How Contraceptive Pill Influences Partner Choice - a must-read for any woman looking to understand health and her relationships more.
Researchers have discovered a 'secret sex nerve' that controls who we are attracted to. This olfactory nerve may be the nerve through which pheromones are processed. We are naturally more attracted to people whose scent is genetically dissimilar to our own. With the exception for pregnant women.
Pregnant women tend to be attracted to people with a similar scent. Hormonal contraceptives fool a woman's body in to thinking she is pregnant. This is one reason why taking the pill can sometimes cause you to stop being attracted to your partner, if you were once attracted to him!
The effect of the pill on your sex drive
Most of you may already know that taking the birth control pill can (in some cases) permanently damage a woman's sex drive.
As I have discussed before, the only difference between a relationship and a friendship is intimacy. And if your sex drive is low, non-existent, and causing your hormones to go out-of-whack, your relationship is going to suffer. To learn more about why sex is important in a relationship, please see my article on '5 Reasons Why Women Shouldn't Deprive Their Man of Sex'.
Most women do report some sort of change in their sex drive when they are on the pill.
Reasons why women take the pill
Granted, there are many women who start taking the birth control pill for reasons other than contraception (I am one of those women). Some women take it for treatment of irregular menstrual cycles, irregular bleeding, endometriosis, acne or cysts.
As is true with any drug, taking the pill is not treating the underlying causes of the problem. In some cases, medication is necessary. But most of us use drugs to change our biochemistry. This is unnecessary.
You can change your biochemistry by changing your 'state', by moving your body. Something that is out of the scope of this article.
Do you take the birth control pill for contraception?
If you take the birth control pill for contraception, and are wondering what you would do if you didn't take the pill, there are alternatives. Less convenient, yes, but potentially more beneficial for your health. And I'm not talking about other, injectable birth control. Because this can be dangerous too. See Dr. Mercola's article on: Major Warnings on Injectable Birth Control
Yes, research has shown that the pill may causes less risk of SOME cancers, but can in-turn cause a higher risk for others. What's the point?
The pill puts unnecessarily large amounts of estrogen in a woman's body. Hormones are such a crucial part of your overall health, and most people are conditioned to reach for a drug to 'fix' their problem. There are other contraception methods that will work, and can be just as effective. See this article:
How Oral Contraceptives can Harm Your Baby
3% of women who take oral contraceptives become pregnant without knowing it. This means that women are also subjecting/exposing their baby to drugs for several months in to the pregnancy. Needless to say, this poses a risk to not only the mother's health, but to the baby's as well.
Please see this article: How Oral Contraceptives Hurt Your Baby to find out more on this topic.
Stories from my own life
I have known many women who DO take the birth control pill. And every single one of them has had negative side effects. Some more serious than others. Personally, I went to a dermatologist when I was 15 with severe acne problems. No drug worked. So the dermatologist reluctantly put me on the birth control pill, which worked pretty rapidly.
I was happy, my family was happy (they wanted me to be rid of my acne).
Stupidly, I became reliant on the birth control pill to keep my skin clear. I wish I hadn't. Whilst on it, I had all sorts of severe health problems that doctor's could not detect the cause of (not that medical science can detect everything anyway). I was unfortunately uninformed about the pill, and at such a young age - I just took the dermatologist's advice. I assumed it was normal to take the pill for acne, as several of my friends did exactly the same thing.
One problem is that over the years, there has been a severe lack of available information to women about the birth control (GOOD information and warnings, especially).
Like many other things in our society, the contraceptive pill is a quick-fix. And it's not even a fix. It's meant to help you enjoy sex without getting pregnant, but with the damage it does to a woman's libido (sometimes permanently), it actually works against its own claims.
When I came off of it (thanks for Dr. Mercola's very passionate warnings), I don't think there was a single symptom under the sun that I DIDN'T have. Including heart palpitations, hair falling out in what it seemed like chunks for 6 months straight, migraines, rashes, loss of feeling in my legs and right arm (for the duration of a couple of hours), nausea, vertigo - I could go on forever really.
To put it simply, my experience with the pill has been bad. And even a whole year wasn't long enough for my body to normalize itself.
I have a friend who has waited 9 months to get her period back. This is considered 'normal' in the medical world (it can take up to a year) - but no feminine woman wants to wait nearly a whole year to just GET her period again, does she? And then wait another year or so for it to normalize?! As it turns out, my friend also has a cyst on her ovaries.
I might also add that I have known several women who skip the 'sugar pill' section of the pill cycle. A fantastic way to do even MORE damage to your body. By the way, if you DO decide to get off the pill, wait until you are in the sugar pill section to get off of it.
Our body is our temple. Take care of it. Nurture it. And if you have any girlfriends still on the pill, please forward this article to them. Every woman needs to hear it.
Yes - for some women, they seem to experience no side effects. Are you one of these women?
On another topic, I know that you're wondering what naturally attracts men... click here to learn about the 17 Attraction Triggers.
Have you ever been on the pill? Did you experience any negative side-effects? Have your friends had any bad side effects? please let us know in the comments section so that we can learn from each other. Thanks!