American Thinker’s piece, Politics and the Presidents pill- are they healthy for women? was kind enough to include a link to my post, Obama:’Contraceptives prevent Ovarian Cancer’. Obama’s suggesting that Contraception was a “healthy choice” is false. Having been taken to task in my comment section that I claimed that Obama was espousing false information, here is the down and dirty information that Planned Parenthood, and many physicians are probably not telling women. I highly recommend that all women read the full post over at American Thinker,as well as the men who love women. From their piece:
One of the greatest problems with “the pill” is lack of informed consent about risks and side effects. Barbara Seaman, a medical journalist during the 1960s, received a large number of inquiries from her readers about the new pill. As the pill’s complications became more clear, she wrote the 1969 groundbreaking book The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill to expose the information. (Drug industry pressure resulted in Seaman being fired.)
By 1967, British researchers conclusively linked the pill with thrombosis. Though rare, it can be fatal. In more recent years, the pill continues to be linked to thrombosis but also to breast cancer, cervical cancer, infertility, liver cancer, and stroke. The World Health Organization has classified hormonal contraceptives as a Group 1 carcinogen — a substance that causes cancer. Lanfranchi, a breast surgical oncologist, has compared the pill to a molotov cocktail that you throw at a young girl’s breast; she has wondered how often physicians prescribe a Group 1 carcinogen. These risks are increased if women have never been pregnant, are black Americans, and/or do not possess what are called “protective genes” — known as BRCA2 or BRCA1.
The relationship between the pill and breast cancer is fairly simple to understand: both pregnancy and contraceptive hormones cause breast tissue cells to multiply, resulting in immature breast cells. While a completed pregnancy causes these cells to mature, contraceptive hormones with their added estrogen can directly damage breast tissue DNA. Breast tissue remains susceptible to cancer until it undergoes the stabilizing transformation in the childbearing process, which makes the pill particularly dangerous to women who have not yet had their first child — perhaps the largest group of pill-users in the U.S. Studies have linked pill use to a 660-percent rise in non-invasive breast cancer since 1973. This also explains why women who have gone through childbearing are considered a lower risk for breast cancer.
The Mayo Clinic meta-analysis in 2006 concluded that breast cancer risk rises 50 percent for women taking oral contraceptives four or more years before a full-term pregnancy. “Oral contraceptive (OC) use early in life is associated with more aggressive [breast cancer] disease.
Read more: American Thinker