It makes me very unhappy when I hear that someone is on the birth control pill, particularly when it’s “for health reasons”—as if disrupting your body’s natural functions with truck-loads of artificial hormones is ever healthy.
I was glad to see this article [pdf], published in the April 2011 edition of Solas, a magazine published by Youth Defence of Ireland.
In the article nurse Carolyn Johnston writes, “Birth control may be generally reliable, but it is far from safe.” In it she documents several recent cases of women who have died from taking the Pill. The deaths of these seemingly healthy women were surprising and shocking to their families, some of whom are taking the time to spread the word about the health dangers of the Pill.
This article [pdf] is definitely worth the read!