April 5, 2013 in Women's Health
In what has already shown to be a controversial move, a federal judge ruled Friday that the Food and Drug Administration must make the “morning-after” emergency contraception pill – also known as Plan B – available over-the-counter without a prescription for women of all reproductive age.
December 27, 2012 in Healthy Living, Hormone Health, Women's Health
Any woman who has ever experienced a birth control induced hormone imbalance knows the wrong birth control can wreck your life. And it’s not just about weight gain either. Studies have shown that certain forms of birth control, particularly the pill, can induce chronic inflammation, increasing your risk of disease. Not to mention, oral contraceptives have been linked to impaired insulin sensitivity, which can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes.
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April 11, 2012 in Women's Health
If you haven’t heard the latest news about the increasingly obvious dangers of birth control, take a moment to read this article from The Wall Street Journal. This, among other reasons, is why I have been telling my patients to get off of birth control pills for many years. Although I am a former gynecologist, who used to prescribe birth control pills, there is now enough supporting evidence warning of the dangers. Quite simply, women should stop using birth control pills. I recently met a female attorney – she is making her living successfully suing the companies that make birth control pills with drosperinone – standing up for the women who have been harmed by this type of birth control. I recommend women consider an IUD or diaphragm instead.
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