Birth Control Pills and Other Medications
Back in 1941, a year before Premarin [the synthetic estrogen made from pregnant mare [female horse] urine] was introduced to unsuspecting menopausal women, it was already known that synthetic estrogens cause cancer. Despite knowing about the danger of cancer, and motivated by the large amount of money spent on researching the synthetic estrogen, as well as the potential for making large amounts of money by promoting and selling Premarin, the drug producer still encouraged the use and sale of this very dangerous synthetic hormone.
The knowledge gained from researching and developing Premarin was then put to use in releasing the first synthetic birth control pill in 1960.
Women taking so–called “low dose” birth control pills, are still taking more synthetic estrogen than what is recommended for menopausal women. Women who have taken the birth control pill tend to have low testosterone, symptoms of low libido, vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse, even years after they stopped taking the birth control pill. Researchers are still uncovering potentially dangerous side effects from the birth control pills 40 years after women started using them.
Moreover, in spite of the knowledge we now have about the many serious health problems caused by synthetic estrogen, young women continue to have oral contraceptives prescribed to them, not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy, but also for many symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Yet, it is these young women, ages 15 to 20 who use oral contraceptives increase their risk of breast cancer by 15% for every year that they use oral contraceptives up to a lifetime breast cancer risk of 75%.
Medications such as ampicillin and tetracycline [antibiotics], phenothiazines [antipsychotic drugs], cortisone [a steroid], thyroid medications, and clomiphene [ovulation stimulator] can affect a woman's estrogen levels.
Medications such as clomiphene [ovulation stimulator] can affect a woman's progesterone levels.
Medications such as phenothiazines [antipsychotic drugs], barbiturates [a hypnotic and sedative], cortisone [a steroid], digoxin [heart medication], spirolactone [blood pressure drug], and clomiphene [ovulation stimulator] can affect a woman's testosterone levels.