Posts Tagged ‘side effects’

Asking all the wrong questions

Photo credit: Bayer via Associated Press Recently, the Washington Post released a heartbreaking article featuring an in-depth exploration of Bayer’s controversial, permanent contraceptive device Essure. It’s essentially a thin metal coil — about the length of a sewing needle — filled with fibers intended to stimulate the growth of scar tissue. When implanted in the…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate the birth of our country and the abiding importance of our inherent freedom as people with inalienable rights. As our own special CCL way of celebrating independence, we thought we’d share a few reactions of women who’ve enjoyed breaking free from the hormonal birth control pill and other forms…

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Even The Onion knows mainstream birth control options are a joke

If you are familiar with The Onion, their headlines may give you a chuckle as you’re scrolling down your timeline. And if you’re not, perhaps they’ll give you a scare if you don’t immediately realize that it’s a satirical news site that pokes fun at what’s happening in the news. (My roommate was once a victim after an…

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We can be transformative without harming others

Melinda Gates wrote an essay for Fortune, posted ironically on Valentine’s Day, titled, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without contraception.” She tells of her experiences visiting communities all over the world for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hearing repeatedly of women “getting pregnant too young, too old, and too often for…

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No side effects…zero, zilch, nada

Weight gain, mood swings, headaches and more! Not exactly the perfect things to get you in the Christmas spirit, right?! Still, thousands of women are suffering from these and other side effects from taking hormonal birth control. ICYMI in the past month, negative side effects were a hot topic when news was released of a male birth control study…

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Study links the pill to depression

If your social media feeds are anything like ours, you may have seen a new study about the pill and depression being posted multiple times yesterday. Understandably so, because it is a pretty big deal since it reveals a true link between the pill and depression in women. Add another side effect to hormonal contraceptives…

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Women share why they don’t use birth control

While it can sometimes seem that women who do not use contraception are few and far between, they are out there! I recently came across this Buzzfeed article with images of women displaying their reason they do not use birth control. The reasons given are across the board with some mentioning the importance of new life, the…

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Thanksgiving turkey…hold the hormones, please!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner — a time for thanks, family, football and food! So, the search may be on to find the perfect ingredients for your delicious meal, and today that likely includes choosing ingredients that you either avoid or know is healthy for you and your family. For example, more of us have a…

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Nature cycles for a reason

I haven’t come across too many people who don’t like the autumn season with its beautiful changing leaves and crisp, cooler air. And because the changing scenery is so vivid, I can’t help but be reminded that nature cycles — it moves from one phase to another and repeats. And as a woman, so do I.…

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