When young girls and boys decide that it is time to make the treacherous step from fooling around to the art of fornication there can be some tough decisions to be made. Unfortunately the reality is that once you reach adulthood it comes with making adult decisions. When kids make this transition, they have to think seriously about practicing
” safe sex’ or suffer the consequences. For if they don’t there could be an unexpected bubba, which could alter their life forever. For some it may be easy, but for others the choice may not be that simple.
There are just not enough options for safe sex, the only thing to do for those who wish to have multiple partners is to put on a hat, (a prophylactic) a condom or to take a pill. Other uterine devices(IUDs)mireno, or what I like to call them ; UFOs, are on offer and if you are really lucky you could be a recipient of a pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or an ectopic pregnancy as a result! Recently, I heard of a horror story where the copper wire broke adhering into the neck of the cervix causing bacterial infection and stopping her bowels from functioning for about three weeks .These all can lead to biochemical disturbances and disastrous effects on the human body , far greater than the fallout from Hiroshima.
Whilst the medical world provides advances , they still have a lot to answer for . Contraception has never been an easy thing with women drinking liquid lead and mercury in ancient china to prevent babies. They got alot more than that, as this caused dreadful side effects like sterility, kidney failure, brain failure and even death. In fact even as recent as world war 1 women chose to work in lead factories in the hope of becoming sterile. Some women even sprayed their nether regions with lyso, a household disinfectant. Todays women, fortunately do not have to be so drastic but the reality is that if you do not practice safe sex you expose yourself to either falling pregnant or the prospect of contracting a life long dreaded sexually transmitted disease.
Whilst we practice bed jumping, to pill or not to pill is a necessary evil leaving women with very little options which may cause many disturbing side affects. Most birth control pills are a combination of the hormones, oestrogen and progesterone. This blocks the process of ovulation so therefore without ovulation there is no chance of falling preganant. It also thickens the size of the mucous of the cervix and effects the lining of the uterus. Whilst we recognize this an advancement in society it has caused a great deal of damage in reality. It is just not natural. And by the way even if you take a pill there is still a 4/100 chance that you could still get a surprise in the way of a baby bump or worse. A womans body is designed to bleed, ovulate and for having babies. Before you women start jumping on the Germaine Greer bandwagon, its just an unfortunate reality that we have to take a ruddy pill that messes with our hormones and can create unexpected outbursts of histrionics!
Here are some of the effects that you should be aware of before you make that hard and fast decision.
1 One of the biggest downfalls of taking a contraceptive is hormonal fluctuation. Boy can this lead to dramas, internal havoc as well as emotional health issues. You see the body sees this pill as foreign, while it still protects it robs the body of many vital nutrients and creates unfortunate changes.
2 Some women experience changes to their appetite and weight with nausea and bloating especially around the soft tissues organs like breast, lower abdomen and thighs. Just where we need it most , not!
3. For many women, this method of birth control can improve acne whilst others may experience breakouts of acne . It may also cause brown pigmentation of the skin and hair growing in unexpected places.
4 It may also result in increased blood pressure. Those extra hormones can also make it a little more likely that you’ll form a blood clot. That risk is substantially higher if you’re a smoker or are over age 35. The risk of blood clots is also greater if you have high blood pressure, preexisting heart disease, or diabetes.
So there you have it, whilst the choice is yours when your girls decide it time to take a pill , it may be necessary to give them the facts. Like any adult decisions there is freedom of choice but better to be informed so you can make the right choice for you and your body.
Caroline is a clinical Nutritionist practicing on a consultation basis. Caroline's experience encompasses research and writing on disease prevention with natural herbs, spices, foods and supplementation. Caroline practices holistic nutritional medicine that combines the three elements of being human. Those being, the physical , emotional and the mental components that make us who we are. All of these criterior is fueled by the fundamental of all health, food .