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All forms of hormonal contraception carry breast cancer risk, study finds.
Research shows small increase in risk until about five years after contraception is stopped, despite hopes that newer types might prove safer
"Nam Sybillam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum pueri illi dicerent: Στβμλλ τί Θέλεις; respondebat illa: άπσΘνειν Θελω." For Ezra Pound il miglior fabbro
Translation: "With my own eyes I saw the Sybil of Cumae hanging in a bottle; and when the boys said to her: Sybil, what do you want?" she replied: "I want to die."
Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 12.4 percent of women will be diagnosed with female breast cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2012-2014 data. Prevalence of This Cancer: In 2014, there were an estimated 3,327,552 women living with female breast cancer in the United States.
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Following his doctor’s orders, Jay Kallio went in for a routine breast cancer exam in 2008. Though Kallio had been living as a man for two years, he retained breast tissue after his transition, so he continued to receive cancer screenings for traditionally female cancers. A few weeks after the exam, the phone rang. “I’m sitting at home, thinking everything is hunky-dory with this last mammogram, and a radiologist calls to say, ‘I wanted to see how you’re doing with your diagnosis,’” Kallio recalls. “And I said, ‘What diagnosis?’” Kallio’s doctor had failed to inform him that the latest mammogram showed a particularly aggressive form of cancer—one for which even a few weeks’ delay in treatment can make a difference in the outcome. “He was the head of surgery at a major New York City hospital, and he couldn’t even call me up to give me my biopsy results,” Kallio says. He then called the doctor, but the doctor wouldn't call him back. “It went on for weeks.”
1957 The FDA approves the pill, but only for severe menstrual disorders, not as a contraceptive. An unusually large number of women report severe menstrual disorders. 1960 The pill is approved for contraceptive use.
Tested in the 1950s on Puerto Rican and Haitian women, the first version of the pill contained the hormones oestrogen and progestin, which were synthetically produced to mimic the body's natural hormones.
Side effects Side effects of this high dose pill were similar to that of modern-day oral contraceptives, only more severe; these included nausea, bloating, weight gain, depression, loss of libido, severe mood changes, etc. Doctors did include patients in details of the study. Blood clotting also became a major problem with women participating in the trial, and is the currently suspect cause of death for the three deaths that occurred in the subjects while the trials were being conducted. However, it took over a decade for official recognition that there was a link between blood clotting and the use of the drug, leading to multiple deaths within the trial itself. Deaths Three deaths occurred among patients who were taking the birth control drug during these trials. However, at the time of occurrence these deaths were not reported in the U.S. to be linked to the trials. Despite strong circumstantial evidence that the pill was causing these unexpected deaths, it was not reported, and those conducting the trial considered the deaths to be merely coincidental. The estrogen in the Pill was making the women susceptible to blood clotting.
The irony of the pill is that it was tested on women, specifically women of color — many of whom were forced to undergo sterilization — before later being marketed predominately to white women in America as a symbol of independence.
"The pill has functioned as a technique not only for controlling reproduction but also for producing and controlling gender and race," scholar Beatriz Preciado writes in her book about gender in the age of pharmacology, Testo Junkie. Indeed, Dr. Gregory Pincus and Dr. John Rock — two of Eig's "crusaders," funded by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger — effectively sterilized hundreds of women, from non-consenting psychiatric patients at the Worcester State Hospital to destitute Puerto Rican women living in the housing projects of Rio Piedras, by testing variations of the pill on them.
originally posted by: Revolution9
I tried to tell people even then, but THEY DIDN'T:
Poor little Lab Rats!
originally posted by: Ameilia
a reply to: Revolution9
This bull# you have posted which implies women who take birth control are both liberal and sluts is EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE. How dare you!