2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Ob-Gyns Ignore Health Risks to Push IUDS, Hormonal Implants on Teen Girls

2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Ob-Gyns Ignore Health Risks to Push IUDS, Hormonal Implants on Teen Girls December 30, 2013


Last week in The War on Girls: NYC Schools Pushing Plan B on Young Girls I wrote about NYC’s outrageous policy of pushing the morning after pill on teen-aged girls through the schools.

This week’s story is from a September 26 CNS article detailing an even more outrageous update to the guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to make dangerous IUDs and hormonal implants the “first-line contraceptive options” for teen-aged girls, which should be “discussed at each doctor’s visit.” The updated guidelines recommend that doctors suggest these “longer term alternatives” that “can be left inserted inside a woman’s body and left in place for several years.”

I am seriously beginning to question if the health and well-being of girls is of any concern to the population control people. Also, just who is in charge of our various medical associations? It appears that social agendas take precedent over patient care with these groups, at least when the patient in question is a girl.

According to Dr Bill Toffler, professor of family medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, the devices this new update recommends in the Ob-Gyn guidelines are

“… typically expensive, costing hundreds of dollars, although under the Affordable Care Act, minors will have access to IUDs and other contraceptives at no cost, and in some states will be able to receive them without parental consent.

“The devices also release powerful hormones within the body and can lead to a significant risk of infection, especially during the early stages,” he said.

“Essentially, you’re putting a foreign body into a normally sterile cavity,” he explained.

“In addition, one in every 1000 women who use an IUD will have their uterus perforated, potentially putting their future fertility at risk,” he said.

Toffler warned that the promoters of the new guidelines “have thrown these concerns under the bus” in their zeal to reduce teenage pregnancy rates.

However, their attempts to do so may actually contribute to teenagers having “less inhibition” about sex and engaging in increasing levels of risky behavior, he said.

“People may be falsely reassured,” he explained, noting that with the average teenage relationship lasting only three months, many young people are already involved in numerous “fleeting” sexual relationships.

In addition, Toffler said, the promotions of IUDs are misleading, and women are not properly informed about how they function.

He explained that it is an undisputed fact that “one of the ways they work is to interfere with implantation,” thus ending the life of an already-created human embryo.

Some women who think they are simply using a preventive form of contraception may not realize that the device is also an abortion-inducing agent, he observed.

Toffler also said that he has had personal experience with women who became pregnant while using IUDs, posing a risk in removing the device. Such situations are also associated with higher proportions of ectopic pregnancies, which occur outside the womb and can be life-threatening for the mother. (Read more here.)


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6 responses to “2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Ob-Gyns Ignore Health Risks to Push IUDS, Hormonal Implants on Teen Girls”

  1. I have a daughter in middle school. The school is 6th – 8th grade. Last year I went to the parent meeting the school called to review the sex ed. curriculum. In a school of more than 1,000 students TWO parents showed up; me, and an elderly grandfather who had custody of his granddaughter. The school did not place a call this year for a parent meeting. No wonder PP shows up.

  2. I refuse to send my son to the NYC Public School system. I don’t know how to escape what’s happened to our culture, but I need to shield my son for as long as possible. It’s even worse for girls. Here they’re actually pushing pills on them. And wait until Cuomo gets his expanded abortion bill through. What a viscious cycle they’ve created: Sexualize the kids and then lead them to the abortion slaughterhouse. It feels like hell on earth.

  3. Unfortunately Rebecca there are enough parents that actually endorse this, or the politicians who passed this would be through. I have to say the politicians play the Catholic Church like a violin.

  4. “He explained that it is an undisputed fact that “one of the ways they work is to interfere with implantation,” thus ending the life of an already-created human embryo.”

    There are primary and secondary reasons for voicing concerns. I think, to many, this is the primary reason being expressed as a secondary reason. It shouldn’t be a consideration at all, but it seems to be all important to Catholics, although few venture to admit it for fear of ridicule.

    To some degree, I am just starting to acknowledge that Christian morality, which was fully in force in my life until I graduated from my Catholic high school, will be missed. Yes. It is over the top causing many to reject it. But I think that may be a case of throwing the baby out with the bath water. All one has to do is watch a show like “Two and a Half Men” to start yearning for the good old days.

  5. So we can’t buy an extra large soda in NYC but teenage girls can get something that will mess up their bones and whatever other side effects that we don’t know about yet with Plan B.

    I don’t know if the soda law happened or not but I do know there was much more news about it than Plan B.

  6. I’m weighing in late, but teens and young adults should be aware of their options. They do not NEED to have an IUD placed, they do not NEED to go on oral contraceptives. Just as an IUD has a chance of side effects, though, you need to point out that so does pregnancy. Pregnancy can have severe, lifelong, potentially fatal side effects; why are these never mentioned when discussing birth control?

    On another point, that doctor (not sure if he’s an MD or PhD) pointing out that having birth control increases sexual activity sounds more like a stereotype. I’ve had birth control twice and haven’t felt a need to increase my sexual encounters from 0 to 1+ at ALL.