How safe is hormonal birth control?

How safe is hormonal birth control? This is a question that has been asked by thousands of women for years. If you listen to pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, hormonal birth control is “very safe”. In fact when Planned Parenthood does mention the potential risks of hormonal birth control, they make sure to mention that the chances of having a serious health issue is greater from pregnancy than from hormonal birth control, and that the chances of serious health issue is “very, very small”. But, are the facts about hormonal birth controls safety as clear cut as Planned Parenthood would have us all believe? The answer is a very resounding, no.

Two recent studies have pointed to dangers and concerns associated with the use of hormonal birth control. The first, was a study of over 1,000,000 women in Denmark over the span of 14 years. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen used data kept by the nation of Denmark that showed prescriptions, diagnosis’s, and subsequent follow-ups from 2000-2013. This data showed that women who were prescribed hormonal birth control were 40% more likely to be diagnosed with depression and the chances were even greater among teen girls.

The other study was by the University of Michigan. This study, which was headed up by human evolutionary biologist Beverly Strassmann, found that four different formulations more than quadrupled the levels of a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone, and another formulation resulted in a 40% higher exposure to a synthetic version of estrogen. This is important because evidence shows that an increase in hormonal exposure also increases the likelihood of breast cancer.

These two studies show that, in addition to hormonal birth controls causing an increase in the likelihood of blood clots, that hormonal birth control is not nearly as ‘safe’ as Planned Parenthood would like you to think. Just another example of Planned Parenthood not telling women the truth.