Why Contraception Is Not The Answer

By practicing “safer sex “, you won’t always prevent pregnancy, disease or emotional harm. Every birth control method can have serious consequences. Abstinence until marriage will always be the best method that empowers you to live a holistic lifestyle.

  1. Injectable contraceptive has been found to drastically increase the risk of invasive breast cancer. Recent use of the injectable contraceptive DMPA for a year or longer has been found to be associated with a 95% increased risk of being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. (2012)

  2. Oral contraceptives that contain estrogen only are more likely to cause serious blood clots in women than oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestogen combination. Women who use oral contraceptives with estrogen and drospirenone, desogestrel or gestodene are 6 times more likely to have serious blood clots when compared with non-users. (2011)                                                                                                             

  3. Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone May Increase the Risk of Blood Clots in Women.  
    Studies show that there is an increased risk for venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in women who regularly use oral contraceptives containing drospirenone. (2011)                         

  4. Hormonal contraception may increase susceptibility to HIV-1 infection.
    Studies have shown possible ways in which hormonal contraception could influence a woman’s susceptibility to HIV. Hormonal contraceptives may also put women at risk for bone density loss, cervical cancer, and chlamydia. (2011)                                                                            

  5. Effects of Hormonal Contraception on Serum Levels of CoEnzyme Q10, Vitamin E, and Total Antioxidant Activity 
    Hormonal contraceptive users have significantly lower levels of important vitamins such as Vitamin E, and Coenzyme Q10 compared to women who do not use hormonal contraception. (2010)                                                                                                                                     

  6. Teen girls are most vulnerable and negatively impacted by abortion and hormonal contraception.
    a time when their breasts are already growing, induced abortion alters their physiology in a way that results in a much higher risk of subsequent breast cancer. (2009)                               

  7. Hormonal Contraceptive Pill May Affect Mate Choice 
    Fertile women are more attracted to men who are masculine and genetically unlike themselves.  Men are more attracted to women who are ovulating than to those who are not.  (2009)                                                                                                                                

  8. Oral Contraceptive Use Increases Risk of Stroke. 
    Both Estrogen and Progesterone based Oral Contraceptive use increase stroke risk. (2009)      

  9. Oral Contraceptives contribute to Risk of Getting Breast Cancer in Young Women 
    A 2009 study reports that oral contraceptive use contributes to younger women developing breast cancer particularly a type called triple-negative that is aggressive, more difficult to treat and has higher mortality rates.  Among women < 40 years of age, the risk for breast cancer overall, and the risk of non-triple-negative breast cancer increased with younger age at first use.

  10. The Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases by Using Oral Contraceptive Pills 
    A meta-analysis was made on 14 studies done with 78,815 women between 1983 and 2007 and compared those using the oral contraceptive pills and those who never used them on the etiology of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.  Adjustments were made for smoking. (2008)  

  11. Hormonal Contraception (Evra Patch) and Risk of Death
    Study found that since 2004, there have been 16 documented cases of blood clots and on heart attack in Evra patch users in Canada. Two of the 17 reported patients died as a result of using the patch. (2008)                                                                                                        

  12. Oral Contraceptives May Increase the Risk of Heart Attack  
    An international study shows a small increased risk of heart attack to oral contraceptive users overall with higher risks for those with known cardiovascular risk factors, but especially smokers over age 35.

  13. Long-term Use of Oral Contraceptives Increases the Risk of Certain Cancers
    A study of oral contraceptive users found that long-term users (8+ years) had increased rates of cervical, central nervous system and pituitary cancer. (2007)

  14. Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Cervical Cancer
    Study shows that among current users of oral contraceptives, the risk of invasive cervical cancer increases with increased duration of use. The risk seems to decline after the use of contraceptives stops. (2007)

  15. Birth Control Pills Linked to Artery-Clogging Plaques
    Birth control pills have been linked for the first time to plaques that could potentially endanger the heart. (2007)

  16. Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated with Breast Cancer
    Postmenopausal women with current use of Hormone Replacement Therapy had significantly higher risk of breast cancer if they were also former oral contraceptives users compared to women who had never used oral contraceptives. (2007)

  17. Progestin-Only Contraceptives Increase Risk of Diabetes in Women
    Studies show that the use of a long-acting injectable progestin is associated with an increased risk of diabetes. (2006)

  18. Oral Contraceptives Associated with Breast Cancer
    Oral contraceptive use is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk among pre-menopausal women or women younger than 50 years old. (2006)

  19. Two Planned Parenthood Condoms rated as Poor Strength and/or Reliability
    Two condoms, distributed at Planned Parenthood clinics, generally free of charge or at low cost, were tested and were found to have greater tendency to fail during use. (2005)

  20. Access to Emergency Contraception Does Not Decrease Abortion Percentage, Study Shows
    A recent study shows that access to an advanced supply of emergency contraception did not work to reduce abortion rates, possibly because women do not recognize the risky behaviors that lead to pregnancy. (May 2004)

  21. Risk of Blood Clots Tied to Hormonal Contraceptives   
    Hormonal Contraceptives Create 3-to 6-fold increased risk of blood clots. (2004)

  22. Link Between Oral Contraceptives and Cervical Cancer
    Women reporting the use of hormonal contraceptives for 5-9 years have been found to have 2.8 times the risk of developing cervical cancer than women who had never used hormonal contraceptives. (2002)

  23. Long-Term Use of Oral Contraceptives Early in Life Increases  Risk of Breast Cancer
    Risk increases for women and girls who take oral contraceptives and are genetically predisposed to breast cancer. (2002)

  24. 21% of Teen Women Using Contraceptives Will Be Pregnant Within Two Years of Beginning Use
    The average failure rate for reversible contraceptives over a two-year period is 19% for all women. Various socioeconomic factors, including a woman's age, also affect contraceptive success. (2001)

  25. Condoms Do Not Eliminate Risk of HIV
    U.S. Government study reveals that condoms reduce but do not eliminate risk of HIV transmission. (July 20, 2001)

  26. U.S. Government Reports: No Proof Condoms Prevent Common STDs
    U.S. governmental study reveals no proof condoms prevent transmission of gonorrhea, chlamydial infection, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, syphilis, chancroid, and HPV-associated diseases. (July 20, 2001)

  27. Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer
    Studies have shown that women who have ever used early formulations of oral contraceptives and who also have a first-degree relative with breast cancer may be at a particularly high risk for breast cancer. Women with a strong family history who have used more recent lower-dosage formulations of oral contraceptives should be advised of the risks regarding oral contraceptive use and breast cancer. (October 11, 2000)

  28. The Pill Does Not Prevent STDs
    44% of teen women who use contraception rely on the pill which offers no protection against STDS. (2000)

  29. Oral Contraceptives Can Increase Risk of Strokes in “Migrainous Women”
    Oral contraceptives are known to be an independent risk factor for strokes, particularly in individuals who smoke, are over the age of 35, or have a history of hypertension. (1999)

  30. Contraceptive Failure Rates Highest for Women Who Are Cohabiting
    Among all women, cohabiting women are most likely to experience a contraceptive method failure during the first year of use. (1999)

  31. Study Finds Depo Provera Increases a Woman's Risk Of Getting HIV
    Women using injectable contraceptives are more likely to acquire HIV than non-users.(2015)


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