More Women Are Ditching the Pill Posted on April 2nd, 2010
As more women become conscious about eating organic and going pesticide, hormone and chemical free, they are having second thoughts about using the Pill. A recent study by Texas A & M University showed that more women are making the choice to scrap the pill which suppresses ovulation and are looking for chemical-free birth control options. Ovulation is a powerful time for many women who claim they have more energy and libido when estrogen levels peak, according to Jerilyn Prior M.D., of the University of British Columbia. They are also more attractive to men during this time. Studies showed that lap dancers got more tips just prior to ovulation and that the cycles of women on the pill stayed relatively flat impacting their tastes in men. Estrogen from birth control pills is passed through the urine and ends up in sewage treatment plants, affecting fragile ecosystems and in some areas, turning male frogs into female. What are the solutions to this age-old dilemma for women worldwide? George Bush said abstinence – perish the thought! IUD’s are gaining popularity but these too can have negative side effects – heavy bleeding, pain at the insertion site and the problem of becoming dislodged and traveling to other parts of the body. Condoms and spermicidal foams are a more reliable but unromantic option. I recommend that women test their vaginal mucous, chart their cycles and use a nifty testing device that shows when a woman is fertile.