Emily C.: Good article, Rayn. This Dr talks about the venereal disease and associated disease epidemic associated with oral contraceptive pill use. I did not see the mention anywhere that condoms can protect against these awful, debilitating, and deadly diseases.
I honestly think that oral contraceptive pills should be free, require no Dr prescription, and available easily at any convenience store or pharmacy.
Alison K.: I was always baffled by our peers who voluntarily took the pill, Drs tried putting me on it, I always declined. Now they love pushing IUDs – every damn visit. It’s actually hard to find a DR that isn’t just a shill for the pharmaceutical industry. Who in their right mind would allow a copper implant to be put in them?
(Dr. John Littell) It was at a medical conference in Orlando, Florida, some years back when I decided I must write a book about, and for, women who have been victimized by the health care system. As a family physician practicing for more than twenty-five years, I’ve had countless women come through my doors with a myriad of gynecologic concerns. At this particular conference, I asked the lecturer—a prominent women’s health physician—to explain why he did not mention the connection between cervical cancer and the use of oral contraceptives in his talk on cervical cancer. He replied (before three hundred other physicians), “Let’s keep that to ourselves.”
Let’s keep that to ourselves? Keep information from patients?
The status quo, it seemed, was this: Let’s keep women in the dark about the risks associated with using the Pill…