by Elizabeth Tanguay
Many women are encouraged by their doctors to take the “Pill”, as it is commonly called. Sometimes even as young as 13 or 14. What women aren’t told are the numerous harmful side effects of this hormonal contraceptive; increase risk of breast cancer, sterility, depression, premature aging of cervix (basically, every year you are on the pill, your cervix ages two years, sometimes resulting in sterility), etc. More recently however, about 50 studies have shown that there is also an increased risk of contracting HIV from being on the pill as well. This amazing article explains exactly how.
Looks like sexual freedom has a pretty hefty biological price tag. The worst of it is that this hits women the hardest, becoming another way for women to be abused. Women aren’t being told, and contraceptive companies are making money off of hurting women.
As a club, uOSFL does not take a position on contraceptives. However, we are concerned when medical interventions, such as the prescription of the pill, occur without full disclosure to the patients about the implications and side effects. Furthermore, the pill has been documented by many doctors to cause early abortions (for example, if the pill fails to suppress ovulation and conception occurs, the pill renders the uterine lining inhospitable to implantation, causing the embryo to die). We are committed to finding and sharing information we feel is helpful and informative.