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Contraception Is Not The Answer Archives
  1. 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)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  2. 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  3. Oral Contraceptives That Contain Estrogen Only Are More Likely To Cause Serious Blood Clots in women than oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestogen combinations.                                                                                                                                                                  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)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  4. 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)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  5. Hormonal Contraceptive Pill Affects Mate Choice By altering hormonal cycles in women, women and men are affected in their biological responses to the opposite sex. This could mean they will choose less “desirable” partners biologically and that could hinder successful reproduction in the future and possibly affect long- term relationships. (2009)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  6. Teen's Exposure to Adult-targeted TV During Childhood Predicts Earlier Onset of First Sexual Intercourse.                                              The more children watch adult-targeted TV, the more likely they will engage in sexual intercourse in early adolescence. (2009)                                                                                    

  7. Teenagers are most vulnerable and negatively impacted by abortion and hormonal contraception.                                                                          At 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)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  8. Hormone Therapy Trial Stopped Due to Increased Cancers and Heart Disease                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cancer and coronary risks of hormone therapy for postmenopausal women were found to outweigh the benefits of treatment. (2008)

  9. 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)
  10. 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. (2007)

  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)

  16. 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)
  17. 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)
  18. 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)
  19. Risk of Blood Clots Tied to Hormonal Contraceptives Hormonal Contraceptives Create 3-to 6-fold increased risk of blood clots
  20. 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)
  21. 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.
  22. 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)

  23. 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)

  24. 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)
  25. 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)

  26. Recommendation Based on No Data
    The American Medical Association reportedly backed the distribution of free condoms for teenagers and approved a report stating that “free distribution of condoms was more successful at combating the problem of teenage sexual activity than school-based abstinence-only programs” (despite the fact that the AMA later admitted that the data on which their recommendation was based is “sparse”). (January 2000)
  27. The Pill Does Not Prevent STDs
    44% of teen women who use contraception rely on the pill which offers no protection against STDS. (2000)
  28. 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)
  29. 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)

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