Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus

Read the article here.
Suissa's team found that oral contraceptives were associated with a 1.5-fold increased risk of developing lupus. The risk was greatest during the first three months after starting "the Pill" -- when there was a 2.5-fold increased risk.The researchers speculated that increased estrogen from oral contraceptives could be responsible for the increased risk. Estrogen can affect the body's immune response, which could trigger a genetic predisposition to the disease, the scientists said.

And here is my plug, albeit annoying to some:

Natural Family Planning!!

NFP is not just beneficial for Catholics or religious folk.
NFP offers so many health benefits, especially a deeper knowledge and understanding of your body. In fact, that is the primary reason I prefer NFP. Probably it should be religious reasons, but in fact it's the health aspect of it.

Not to mention that NFP, in all of its various forms, has come such a long way. It is so much more reliable today than in years past, and there are so many materials out there to make it more user-friendly, even if you have an irregular cycle.

Click here to see the many different methods of NFP.

1 comment:

hyperactive lu said...

no way!? reason 152 of why we stopped using B.C.P. over 2 yrs ago. :)