Women who have been hurt by a copper IUD known as ParaGard are calling a silly commercial full of dancing girls “condescending, deceitful garbage.”
Since the advent of birth control more than 50 years ago, women have repeatedly been told that the drugs and devices being offered to help them avoid pregnancy are “safe and effective.” We’re told that the “small percentage” of women who experience adverse reactions is so minimal the risks simply don’t outweigh the benefits.
An article appearing in Vogue UK says that side-effects of synthetic hormones are making more and more young women turn away from the pill and toward natural family methods that once used to be passed off as the old-fashioned “rhythm method.”
World-class skeleton athlete Megan Henry who missed the Sochi Olympic games after experiencing life-threatening side-effects from the Nuva Ring contraceptive device is calling Merck’s $100 million settlement offer to affected women “laughable.”
A woman who is considered to be one of the top five skeleton athletes in the nation was denied an opportunity to compete in the Olympic games in Sochi because the birth control device she was using – Nuva Ring – caused her lungs to fill with life-threatening blood clots.
Since we first reported on the dangerous new contraceptive known as Nuva Ring last April, new reports about how the manufacturer and the FDA colluded on hiding evidence of its higher blood clot risk is once again reminding women to be wary of those who claim to care about their “reproductive health”.
More than 1,000 women who have been injured by the NuvaRing contraceptive device are suing the manufacturer, Merck, alleging that it has caused them to suffer blood clots.