Surprise! Chemical Birth Control Linked to Breast Cancer

Surprise! Chemical Birth Control Linked to Breast Cancer January 8, 2014

We’ve are living through a breast cancer plague. The numbers of women who are living and dying with this terrible disease keep multiplying.

Ask yourself, what has changed in the past 50 years that might have something to do with this?

If the wholesale pushing of chemical birth control on women doesn’t come to mind, I would be surprised. Women have been subjected to any and every form of dangerous birth control that comes along. Their monthly periods are suppressed with depo provera; they are exposed to dangerous, even fatal infections, perforations, etc with IUDs.

But the lying liars who make money off this keep on telling us that the sum total of “women’s health” is to give the female half of humanity ever increasing dosages of these things and then use abortion as a “back up” when it fails. It’s gotten to the point that young girls are being given the morning after pill (which is an even higher dose of the same hormones) in public schools.

A recent study quantifies the intuition that there is a connection between chemical birth control and breast cancer.

From National Catholic Register:

NEW DELHI — A new study of women in India reveals that having used birth-control pills elevates the risk of developing breast cancer nearly tenfold, and having had an abortion increases their risk of breast cancer more than sixfold.

The study, published in the most recent issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer, matched 320 women with newly diagnosed breast cancer with 320 healthy women of similar age, economic and social status and medical background, and it found that “the risk of breast cancer was 9.50 times higher in women having a history of consumption of oral contraceptive pills.”

Doctors at the Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition Unit at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi conducted the study to investigate the association of various reproductive factors with breast cancer.

“We found long-term use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) higher among those suffering from breast cancer, 11.9%, compared to healthy individuals, 1.2%,” Dr. Umesh Kapil, a lead author of the study told the Times of India. Breast cancer is caused by repeated exposure of cells to circulating ovarian hormones, he explained, and long-term use of birth-control pills, which contain estrogen and progesterone, may contribute to the elevated risk.

“The relationship between contraceptive use and occurrence of breast cancer is not known,” Dr. G. K. Rath, the head of Bhim Rao Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, told the Times of India in the wake of the study. “But there is enough evidence to show the hormonal imbalance caused by them, increasing the risk. Early menarche, late marriage and childbirth and abortions are important factors.”

The risk associated with oral-contraceptive use in the study was higher than all the other known risk factors examined, except a lack of breastfeeding. Women who breastfed fewer than 12 months had a 14.9 times higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who breastfed longer than 12 months.

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10 responses to “Surprise! Chemical Birth Control Linked to Breast Cancer”

  1. Took what would now be considered “strong” birth control pills from 1964 to1968. No problems while taking them or since. Also had reason to take hormones later in life, and again, no problems. So, I guess it depends on the woman. Nursed one child 6 months and one 3 (as he refused after that) again, no problems so far in my late 60’s. Again, depends on the woman. Would I do it again? Probably.

  2. For perspective, Vioxx and Celebrex were recalled for a much lower incidence of heart attack. Everyone who used them did not have a heart attack, but a few did. This is much worse. No, every woman who took an oral contraceptive or abortifacients will not develop breast cancer, but a higher than expected percentage will.

  3. Sorry, this is the same nonsense that defenders of smoking say. Perhaps I am sensitive to this because my best friend died from lung cancer, but the fact that you survived (so far as you know) the danger does not mean that there is no danger.

  4. Never said there was no danger, just said that so far I’m fine at 69. As a child raised in a home where my father smoked a pipe, my sisters and I have had no side effects of that either, nor did my mother, or father who died at 90, but not with cancer or heart disease. Do I think smoking is a good thing? No. Do I encourage drinking and drugs? No, but one of my children likes to have a drink socially and the other doesn’t. Personally, I choose not to. Would I encourage using birth control pills? That would be up to the individual woman. Life has no guarantees. One does what one thinks is OK at the time, and at that time I didn’t want to get pregnant and it worked. Had none of the risk factors that were known at that time. Had college to finish first then my husband and I planned child 1.

  5. Do the commercials in Britain for drugs offer all the problems with taking those drugs, ending with “could cause death”? If you have a need for a blood thinner for instance,they can cause excess bleeding if you cut yourself, other drugs can change your “moods” and can cause depression and sometimes thoughts of suicide etc. Every med my husband takes and the “can cause dizziness” written on it. So because those are possible side effects of a drug that might improve your health, you don’t take them even though you may need if for a physical problem? Everything, including now contaminated lettuce, meats etc. are possible dangers. No, I don’t think it’s playing Russian roulette. One should obviously be aware of the possible side effects of whatever meds might be prescribed. I was given those back then. Drugs, including those that are “legal” have sides that CAN be huge problems, perhaps worse than the problem you have, but it is a choice one has to make. Having a family member fighting more things physically than I can even remember, has a choice—feel better physically or be miserable. .

  6. I’m just going to interject a thought here. Chemical birth control is not a treatment for an illness. Blood thinner is. Chemical birth control is also not the only birth control out there. You can go into any pharmacy or Wal Mart and buy all the birth control you can carry out anytime you want and all of it has zero danger to your health. To juxtapose the risks of chemical birth control with the risks of pregnancy is a red herring. Chemical birth control and all its dangers are not necessary to prevent pregnancy. Now. You can go on without me. 🙂

  7. Point taken. Thank you, Rebecca. Agreed that chemical birth control isn’t the only method out there. It is one of many choices and a woman should use whatever works for her, knowing the risks not only of pregnancy of each one and of course if it is a chemical one, the possible health risks.

  8. I get very uncomfortable when studies like this are in the news. You can get breast cancer if you haven’t had an abortion or ever been on the pill. Women need to watch for breast cancer even if they don’t have these risk factors.

    Also, the pill can be prescribed for medical issues not related to birth control.