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Adverse Effects of BCPs Birth Control Pills by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Aug 2011 9:42am Listing of References Which Document the Adverse Effects of Birth Control Pill by Jeffrey Dach MD Br Med J. 1971 August 28; 3(5773): 495–500. Oral Contraceptives, Depression, and Libido Brenda N. Herzberg, Katharine C. Draper, Anthony L. Johnson, and Gillian C. Nicol Twenty- ... Read on »
Raw Sexy...Birth Control? by Raw Is Sexy Posted Fri 18 Jun 2010 9:22pm This one is for the ladies.  I usually write a lot of blogs on raw recipes and raw nutrition, but I'm going to depart from that for a moment. I'm going to write about something that most people don't write about too often, or talk about at length, but they should.  This should be discussed openly, women should feel comfortable speaking ... Read on »
Birth control pills vs vasectomy by Merrilee Fullerton Medical Doctor Posted Fri 04 Jan 2013 10:04pm The most common birth control used today in the states is the birth control pill. It was developed in the 60’s and is widely used just because of its easy reversibility. The only thing that a woman needs to do to get off the birth control is stop taking the pills. The biggest difference between birth control pill and a vasectomy procedu ... Read on »
Questions and Answers – Ongoing safety review of birth control pills containing drospirenone and a possible increased risk by FDA Posted Tue 31 May 2011 1:55pm On May 31, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public about new information that is being assessed as part of FDA's ongoing safety review of birth control pills containing the progestin hormone drospirenone. Two recently published studies report that there is an increased risk of deep vein throm ... Read on »
The birth control pill by fitandfortysomething Posted Fri 21 Oct 2011 9:00am Yesterday after I wrote my post on my running success secrets, Bill stopped and said, “Why didn’t you mention the birth control pill?” Oops……yes I forgot to mention a big contributing (I think) factor in my new-found fitness and energy. I got off the birth control pill. I was on the birth control pill for the last 20 years an ... Read on »
Another Batch of Birth Control Pills Recalled for Faulty Packaging by HealthFinder Posted Mon 27 Feb 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Dosing directions could limit effectiveness, lead to unintended pregnancies. MONDAY, Feb. 27 ... Read on »
Green Light! by Callie Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Woohoo!  IVF #3 is a go!  I start shooting up on Saturday.    When AF was a no-show after stopping the birth control pills on Sunday, I was really afraid that this cycle was going to be canceled either because the lining would be too thick or because the E2 levels would be out of whack.  The way my clinic works is that everyone is forced to ... Read on »
My Journey Continues, But On A Different Path by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:03pm Last week, in response to my “Why??” post, Pat Barone responded by saying that asking “why” shuts us down, while asking “how” opens up possibilities. “How can I feel the way I want to feel?” “How can I change the way I feel about my body?” I know Pat is right, but at the time, I wasn’t in the mood. I felt more like wallowing. I was in th ... Read on »
Here's a story many pregnant mum... by BreastFeedingMums .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 5:52pm Here's a story many pregnant mums will relate to! (And remember if you'd like to share your story here and on my website,, please email it to me including your details and any links you'd like included!) Pregnancy and Weight Gain by Tara from When I found out I was pregnant with Rive ... Read on »
ANOTHER reason not to use birth control pills by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:28pm 1 Comment I've heard from Ali and others about the weird things birth control pills seem to do to people healthwise. It's already known that they can cause blood clots (so DO NOT use if you have any kind of thrombophilia, e.g., if your doctors say you are at risk for conditions like deep vein thrombosis), and people report that their cycles became irr ... Read on »