Hundreds of women have been using birth control since its introduction in 1960. Doctors prescribe it for contraception, menstrual cramps, irregular menstrual cycle, PCOS, acne and heavy flow. However, many do not know the dangers of birth control.
What are the dangers of The Pill?
Studies are showing that more than half of all women between the ages of 16 and 24 have started the contraception pill for menstrual-cycle problems. Some as early as 13 years old.
We know it takes 12 years for the ovulation and menstrual cycle to establish themselves.
So who is less patient – young girls, doctors or parents?
Doctors may call it “safe,” because they assume the smaller dosage has minimal side effects compared to the one used 15 to 20 years ago. But, doses of 15 to 30 micrograms of ethinyl and estradiol exceed the normal amount. In addition, contraceptive pills often contain the carcinogen Progestin. Both of these hormones have negative consequences on your body.
What Your Doctor Probably Didn’t Tell You.
- Contraceptive pills may increase arteriosclerosis in your blood vessels. This may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Women who take birth-control pills also have a higher risk of breast cancer.
- Birth-control pills decrease mineral bone density. And will result in increased chances of osteoporosis, particularly in young women.
- Teens will also experience an increased risk of Depression.
- Birth-control pills increase your risk of thromboembolism (blood clots). Even in new formulations.
- The increased concentration of SHBG (a protein that carries oestrogen and testosterone) may cause long-term decreased libido.
- After three years of contraception your risk of developing Glaucoma (vision loss and blindness) may increase.
- Methylation is important. It manages our neurotransmitters, metabolism and bodily functions. The pill steals this component, affecting our organs negatively.
- Teens may experience a decrease in fertility,
Some Alternatives To Avoid The Dangers Of Birth Control Pills
- Non-hormonal IUD
- Symptom-thermal method
- Natural family-planning method
A holistic approach should be used to treat PCOS for insulin resistance.
Acne can be treated by:
- LED therapy
- Chemical peels.
Ensuring normal ovulation and cycle in teens can be done through an integrative medical approach. The dangers of birth control at an early age can be avoided.
About the Author
Dr Sly Nedic is the owner of 8th Sense Aesthetic Religion. She is an resident practitioner with a special interest in anti-aging and aesthetics.