Pill creates all kinds of problems for women’s
health: physical, emotional, psychological, mental
and reproductive health. The evidence is becoming
more and more compelling.
This data for this NFP Q&A, SOME HEATH HAZARDS OF
THE PILL, is provided by Victor R. Claveau in
his booklet, BIRTH CONTROL AND ABORTIFACIENTS.
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references and studies are given in the endnotes of
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SOME HEALTH HAZARDS OF THE PILL
According to the director of Planned Parenthood of England
the birth control pill causes 150 different chemical changes
in a woman’s body. Not one of these is beneficial.
Abortifacient contraceptives are detrimental to a woman’s
physical, emotional, psychological, mental and reproductive
health. Over 10 million women in the US use the birth
control pill today and about 4 million of those are under
1) 98% of all women in the US who have had sexual
intercourse have used at least one contraceptive method.
2) Women who use a hormonal contraceptive for a minimum of
four years prior to their first full term pregnancy have a
52% higher risk of developing breast cancer.
3) Women who use a hormonal contraceptive for more than five
years are four times more likely to develop cervical cancer.
4) Since the advent of “the pill” in 1960, the average
number of children in the American Catholic family has
fallen from 5.5 to 2.1; the number of seminarians has fallen
from 50,000 to 5,000; the number of religious teaching in
Catholic schools has fallen from 100,000 to 10,000; and
attendance at Sunday Mass has fallen from almost 75% to less
5) Prior to “the pill” there were known to be 5 sexually
transmitted diseases; today there are more than 30.
6) Today, for every US child born there are an estimated two
children killed in the womb from surgical abortion and
7) By age 45, at least one partner in every two US marriages
has been sterilized.
8) Only one in three US couples now reaches their 25th
wedding anniversary; only one in five reaches their 35th.
9) The divorce rate for US couples who use natural family
planning to space children is less than 1%.
10) The “abortifacient action” in hormonal contraceptives is
documented by pharmaceutical manufacturers themselves in
package inserts. These devices are believed to be
responsible for an estimated minimum of five times more
abortions than surgical procedures. Since the advent of Roe
v. Wade in 1973, the current estimated total number of
abortions from hormonal contraceptives and surgical
procedures combined is over 300,000,000 … one for every
American man, woman, and child now alive.
Other side effects of birth control pills are the
development of high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke,
heart attack, depression, weight gain, migraine, dark spots
on the skin and difficulty with breastfeeding. Diabetics,
who take oral contraceptives, may note increased sugar
levels. Some women who atop taking the pill do not have a
return of their menstrual cycles for a year or longer.
Although the pill decreases ovarian and uterine cancer, it
increases liver and cervical cancer. Studies have shown that
the AIDS virus is transmitted more easily to women who are
taking the pill and whose partner(s) has the HIV virus.
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Good morality leads to good health. Bad morality leads to
poor health, spiritual devastation and death.
Fr. Matthew Habiger OSB
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