Dr. Mary Martin, M.D, Refuses to Prescribe
Contraceptives (Part II of II)
Dugan, Sooner Catholic
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corresponds regularly with both Brown and Odelblad. These
scientists do not publish in the United States; they prefer
European journals, such as British Medical Journal and
Lancet. Odelblad, a Swede, prefers Acta Scandanavia, a
Swedish journal. Both Brown and Odelblad have collaborated
with the World Health Organization throughout their careers,
Have So Few Americans Heard of These Scientific Advances?
the data concerning these findings from Australia (on NFP’s
high accuracy in tracing fertility) has been published, why
have so few people in this country heard of these scientific
advances? “It is because there is such a bias against these
findings by the pharmaceutical companies,” Martin
pharmaceutical industry has a huge stake in women’s health
care. Not only are contraceptive products used for birth
control but they are also marketed for the treatment of
common gynecological problems.
pharmaceutical companies have brainwashed [the medical
community in the United States against any methods other
than their own]. They fund all the research published in
textbooks and sponsor all the medical meetings, and so from
the time we enter our training, we are inundated with their
Longer Have To Rely On Contraceptive Agents To Practice
studying the work of Doctors Billings, Billings, Brown, and
Odelblad, that I no longer have to rely on contraceptive
agents to practice gynecology. I am now diagnosing and
treating the underlying disorders. If a woman comes in to
see me with a problem concerning irregular menstrual cycles,
infertility, and/or pain, having learned the signs and
symptoms of fertility, I can now make a diagnosis of why she
is having the problem.”
ovarian syndrome, PCOS, is one example of an ovulation
disorder Dr. Martin diagnoses. “PCOS affects a woman’s
fertility, but her menstrual pattern is symptomatic of a
disorder affecting her entire health and well being,” Martin
increases the long-term risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood
pressure, and heart disease. Women with this condition have
a 39 percent higher chance of miscarriage, infertility, and
undesirable side effects: excess body hair, acne, central
body obesity, irregular bleeding, and may have other
underlying metabolic problems.
you prescribe contraceptives for this disorder, you are not
correcting the underlying condition,” Martin said. “If you
simply cover it up, you never get to the reason for it. I
can help women with ovulation disorders to determine the
reason and correct it.
can fix a woman’s damaged fallopian tubes or a uterine or an
ovarian problem, I will do so, Martin said.
Are Seven Fertility Monitors, but Only One Predicts
are seven fertility monitors or hormone measurement tests on
the world market. Of these seven, only “Brown’s Ovarian
Monitor” actually predicts ovulation. The others spot-check
estrogen or luteinizing hormone, but that does not
accurately indicate whether or when ovulation will occur,
Martin said. “With Brown’s monitor, we measure the exact
amount of hormone produced by the woman’s ovaries via daily
urine collection. The other fertility monitors only take
snapshots of her ovaries by spot-checking her saliva and
urine; these tests merely show that the amounts of the
hormones, estrogen and progesterone have met an arbitrary
fertility monitors also use mathematical calculations to
arrive at the time of ovulation. These calculations are not
always correct, however.
Brown’s method, the actual production of estrogen and
progesterone is measured. When the amount of estrogen rises,
it is the beginning of the woman’s fertile phase. When
progesterone rises, that is proof that ovulation has
does the Brown method exactly pinpoint ovulation, “it is
affordable and morally consistent with our faith,” Martin
said. “If the couple has a correctable fertility problem, I
can help them in an affordable, non-invasive way.
Brown’s life’s work. I felt I had an obligation to provide
this technology to infertile couples. It can also help
people with other metabolic disorders like PCOS,
hypothyroidism, which is an under active thyroid,
hyperprolactinemia, which is caused by a benign brain tumor,
and other disorders of the thyroid and pituitary glands, and
endometriosis,” Martin said.
Ob/Gyns Are Afraid to Stop Prescribing
Martin said many
currently practicing gynecologists and obstetricians “are
afraid to stop prescribing contraceptives. “They fear their
careers will suffer. I am proof that this is not the case.
I have had three successful practices in Virginia, Indiana,
and here in Oklahoma to disprove this.
“I would ask
any woman currently on the pill, why she is on it?” Martin
said. “What is her diagnosis? Does she have irregular
bleeding? That is not a diagnosis. That is a symptom. What
she needs to know are the underlying causes of her bleeding.
have, for too long, ignored the underlying causes of
bleeding, infertility, or pain. I am interested in finding
out what the underlying causes of these conditions are and
treating them,” Martin said.
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