A Real “Advancement” for Women


 

I got a “popular” fashion-type magazine given to me the other day.

 

I saw an ad for a “seasonal birth control pill” for women, which allows women to have only 4 menstrual periods per year.  As some of you know the birth control pill has been around since 1960, though there are now many variations on the original,the one I am outlining is such a one.

 

It struck me as incredible that women actually want to take these pills to prevent pregnancy so much so that they would risk the company’s listed warnings or “adverse reactions”. I’m not even sure doctors know what all of these things are:

 

  • Thrombophebitis
  • Arterial Thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cebrebral Hemmorhage
  • Cerebral Thrombosis
  • Hypertension
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hepatic adenomas or Begnign Liver tumors
  • Mesenteric Thrombosis
  • Retinal Thrombosis
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointesinal Symptoms (abdominal cramps and bloating)
  • Breatkthrough Bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Change in Menstrual Flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Temporary Infertility after discontinuation
  • Edema/ Fluid Retention
  • Melasma/ Cholasma (which may persist)
  • Breast Changes (Tenderness, Enlargement, and Secretions)
  • Change in Weight or Appetite (increase or decrease)
  • Change in Cervical ectropion and secretion
  • Possible dimunition in laction when given post-partum
  • Cholestatic Jaundice
  • Migraine Headache
  • Rash (allergic)
  • Mood Changes (including depression)
  • Vaginitis (including candidiasis)
  • Change in Corneal curvature (steepening)
  • Intolerance to contact lenses
  • Decrease in Serum Folate levels
  • Exacerbation of Systemic Lupus Erythamatosis
  • Exacerbation of Porphyria
  • Exacerbation of Chorea
  • Aggrevation of Varicose Veins
  • Anaphylactic/ Anaphylactoid reaction (including Uticaria, Angioedema, and sever reactions with respiratory and circulatory reactions)

 

“The following adverse reactions have been reported in users of contraceptives and the association has neither been confirmed or refuted:”

 

  • Cataracts
  • Optic Neuritis (which may lead to partial or complete loss of vision)
  • Cystitis-like syndrome
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Hirsutism
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Hemmorhagic eruption
  • Impaired Renal Function
  • Hemolytic Uremic syndrome
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Acne
  • Changes in Libido
  • Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Dysmenorrhea

 

So you say “that’s all?”  just 50 possible life-threatening and possibly permanently damaging medical reactions that could happen. Well, I wonder is it really worth it?  Who takes these drugs? I wonder?  Well lots and lots of women take them. I was one…

 

Yes, I used to take birth control pills when I was younger so that I could “sleep with” (actually fornicate with my boyfriend(s). I wanted to do something wrong and I did not want to suffer any of the consequences, though,later I did and still do to some extent. I think that the laundry list above is only a partial list of what can happen to a woman (her body) when she uses means such as birth control to avoid consequences of sex (and often sex outside of marriage).

 

What is not mentioned here are the immense Spiritual Consequences to having sex outside of Marriage-which is God’s plan for sex. When two people “join” in such and intimate way there are ties that are formed. These ties are there whether they are acknowledged or understood by the parties involved. These soul-ties are something that cannot be erased easily. The Bible speaks to this when it talks about what results when a man joins himself with a harlot- essentially the two become one.  1 Cor.6:16 ” What? Know you not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, says the Lord, shall be one flesh.”

 

So Ladies, Girls, and Women, please do not allow yourselves to play the harlot. I know our culture makes it seem okay, even glamorous to do so. But I can tell you from personal experience you will get hurt from it, one way or the other. Maybe you will contract one of the health problems listed above, maybe you will get your heart broken when your relationship ends, maybe you will end up with an unplanned pregnancy, and maybe you will lose your soul, forever.

 

There is an answer and a hope. It is found in the Bible and in the person of Jesus Christ. I pray you can know Him like I do. And if you have sins, you can be forgiven, and cleansed. It’s not too late until you are dead.

 

Please, take a tiny-mustard seed amount of faith and call out and ask Jesus to become your Savior and Lord. He is only waiting for you to do so. He will not force you! He loves you and wants to to come to Him freely. That is why He gave us each a free will. He does not desire robotic automatons to follow him. He wants you, and He will receive you just as you are!

 

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3 Responses

  1. if you look at ANY medication – including antibiotics, there is a laundry list of side effects and complications.

    seasonal birth controls help slow the effects of endometriosis, which is a huge plus for many women.

    women have various reasons to take birth control – even married women.

  2. I don’t tell others what to do in regard to their own reproductive heath and choices. I simply try to inform women about the ramifications of the “choices” out there. I think women have tough decisions to make since we are the ones who are chosen by God to bear children. I am against certain things for myself. And everyone must choose for herself. I want women to make informed choices. Only God can be our judge and we must have a clear conscience before Him. So I say follow Peace and the Word of God in these matters.

  3. That is between your husband you and God.

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