Birth control pills, those hormone-laden little pills that successfully disrupt the natural fertility rhythms of millions of American women, don’t quite fit in with the all-natural and organic lifestyle that so many of these liberal young women claim to embrace.
According to a recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine, women who take the pill for about 10 years can look forward to increasing their breast cancer risk by about 38 percent. While this finding is not new — medical professionals have known about it for years — what is uncertain is whether or not this information is being communicated effectively and reliability to those women who are ingesting these hormones.
Why is there a concern that American women are not getting this information from the very people they entrust with their health? Increasingly, there is an insistence by Americans — especially the younger generations — on the all-natural and organic.
With products from grass-fed beef and free-range chicken to organic shampoos and all-natural makeup, Americans seem to be almost obsessed with living a more natural and simpler lifestyle. Chemicals, as well as anything that could have an “artificial” label attached to it, are looked upon with something akin to horror.
Hormones are a component within the human body that’s necessary for its good health. The paradox, however, lies within the willingness of today’s women to use a hormone pill that is designed to replace the ones her body loses as part of its natural aging process even as they insist on applying only organic make-up to their faces. These are the same hormone pills that were recently reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a United Nations’ agency, from being a possible carcinogenic to being carcinogenic. This change came about as the results of several studies that highlighted a link between breast cancer and the use of hormones as part of a hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Today, it’s common for consumers to avoid high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and carbohydrates in favor of whole foods and those that are deemed to be natural. However, these same women take birth control pills that are filled with hormones and that have been linked to a number of serious and sometimes deadly health conditions. Men also encourage their partners and wives to take these powerful pills that could increase a woman’s risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots and even brain cancer.
These risks aren’t just physical though. There are emotional pitfalls for women who choose hormones as a form of birth control. These pills have been linked to higher rates of depression and suicide. Indeed, it’s even been linked to changing the way men and women appear to each other, according to some studies on the subject.
Despite millennials being the poster children for this paradox, they are not alone in being duped into this life decision.
The effects of hormonal birth control are far reaching, as a 2015 report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) noted. The hormones excreted by women taking birth control pills wind up in the country’s waterways and eventually the nation’s drinking water. The study, which was published in Scientific Reports, noted that fish exposed to a synthetic hormone present in most birth control pills showed no immediate effects. It was only when the second generation attempted to have their eggs fertilized that their struggles became apparent. Even more staggering is the fact that the third generation of the Japanese medaka fish experience fertility struggles even though they never suffered direct exposure to the hormone.
Instead of embracing natural family planning, today’s modern men and women would rather put their faith in a hormone-filled pill. This is the same pill that doctors like Dr. Angelea Lanfranchi, who is a co-founder of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute and a breast surgical oncologist cite as being responsible for the 660 percent increase in non-invasive breast cancer that America has seen in just over 40 years.
It’s time for lefties to turn to natural family planning as a valid method of keeping today’s women and men healthy and satisfied. Their longevity and health aren’t the only ones that are relying on this. It’s entire generations that follow as well.
~ Conservative Zone