The Secret Behind The Pill
Experience teaches us that if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
Although many of us thought that by taking The Pill we were exercising our right to reproductive freedom - we were actually setting the stage for something more ominous.
Unfortunately, The Pill was not - and still is not - serving our best interests. Yes, it allows us to postpone pregnancy. But, is that benefit worth the undermining of our health and well-being?
By taking The Pill we became unwitting participants in the FDA's grand experiment. The Pill was the first powerful drug prescribed for long term use to normal healthy women for something that wasn't a disease.
Here's the history.
The Pill (Envoid) was submitted and approved by the FDA in 1960.
By 1962, 1.2 million woman were using it. By 1965, 5 million - and by 1970 there were approximately 10 million users.
Although it was commonly thought that The Pill had been tested on thousands of women in Puerto Rico - a 1963 Senate investigation revealed that it was actually only tested on 132 women who had taken it continuously for a year or longer. Of those 132 women, 3 died during the testing - and no autopsies were performed.
In addition to the lack of a proper FDA investigation on the impact to women's health, there's another factor that's seldom discussed. The low level of estrogen plus progestin (synthetic progesterone) in The Pill puts your body into a sort of controlled menopause.
These are the same hormones used in conventional HRT - which accounts for the increase in breast cancer and vascular events seen in women on The Pill.
Why would any woman choose to put herself into menopause?
And yes, even today, with more than 20 million women on a lower dose Pill for birth control - and half of those on it for peri-menopausal symptoms - it
at best, masks the real symptoms of impending disease and enhances low-level estrogen-driven cell proliferation in the breasts, liver, and cervix.
Medical authorities will say that the jury's still out. But, do we really want to take the chance?
Women claim that they want freedom of choice. If that's the case, then its time we start taking a more active role in educating ourselves and choosing what we put into our bodies.
Remember, if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
T.S. Wiley's "Sex,
Lies, & Menopause," pages 68-9.