“Prescribing the pill, or other forms of hormonal contraception, has become, in the minds of most health-care providers, the ‘standard of care’ for being a girl.” It’s being used to treat every manner of menstrual cycle problem—irregularity, heavy bleeding, painful periods—associated with the maturation process of an adolescent’s reproductive system.“ There is immense social pressure to take the pill (or other hormonal birth control) and many, many myths and misinformation perpetuated by the main sources of information.
The pill really does affect the woman's body in an adverse way. The same way exogenous testosterone affects a man's body, the pill does just the same to a woman's.
In suppressing ovulation and flattening the monthly hormone cycle there are knock-on effects to the endocrine, immune, and metabolic system. The pill is a powerful drug with a whole body impact.
The mythology of the pill is so strong and the dominance of hormonal birth control so effective, it’s not easy finding the space to think critically about this issue.
My main motivation is to provide validation for those who have experienced what I have experienced, to let them know that it is not them, it is the drug they are taking. It took me too long to figure this out... Here’s the straight truth – on the pill no woman’s body is capable of functioning at its optimal level. The body has a delicate system of balance and each woman’s system is different, but the pill is a one-size-fits-all jam. Modern medicine’s biggest flaw if you ask me.
Here are FIVE must-knows about hormonal birth control – whether you’re on it, considering it or have just come off it, here’s what you should know:
#1 The pill royally messes with your digestive function. No joke, 95% of women who come to me with whacked out hormones also have some form of digestive disorder and almost all of them have taken oral contraceptives at some stage..... To continue reading, hit up by FB profile Stesha Gulick!