Pregnancy Prevention: Are there safer solutions beyond birth control pills?

September 29, 2011

In recent years the number of women on some form of oral contraceptives has grown considerably even now including girls as young as 14 years-old to treat symptoms such as acne and PMS. With all the hype surrounding this “miraculous pill”, should we be concerned over the danger of oral contraceptives?

While the dangers surrounding birth control pills, particularly increased risk of blood clots, has gained mainstream media attention lately even still oral contraceptives seems to be the only solution offered by conventional medicine. Why? It is frustrating considering the fact that there are safer solutions for pregnancy prevention and relief of painful menstrual cycle symptoms (PMS). While we can’t go into why we believe these aren’t being presented to the public right now, we can share with you the real dangers and alternatives to taking birth control pills.,  , As reported by Fox News, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it “remains concerned” about a certain type of birth control pills. Latest communication posted on the FDA’s website Monday said preliminary results of an agency funded study involving 800,000 women suggest a 50 percent increased in the risk of blood clots in legs for women who use drospirenone-containing birth control pills compared to users of other hormonal contraceptives Drospirenone is used in pills including Yaz and Yasmin as well as other generic forms. This week’s announcement follows the FDA’s announcement on May 31 where they cited two studies published in the that found a two to three times increased risk of blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing drospirenone.

We strongly caution that birth control pills pose far greater risks even beyond the potentially fatal blood clots such as an increased risk for developing certain types of cancer including breast cancer.  As Dr. Sheridan likes to tell his patients, “Why roll those dice?” There is no question that oral contraceptives are convenient, but at what devastating cost?, Low levels of progesterone, not the synthetic progestin, causes symptoms of PMS including painful menstrual cycles. This can be treated by supplementing with biodentical hormones not to be mistaken for the synthetic ones such as oral contraceptives. To find out if you have symptoms of low progesterone also known as estrogen dominance, take our online .

If you’re interested in finding out more information on natural solutions, we encourage you to check out educational resources online., • Listen to our latest where Dr. Donald Ellsworth discusses the increased risk of blood clots from taking birth control pills and natural solutions for the symptoms associated with your menstrual cycle, or a recent press release on,  


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