RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show
RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

Hormonal Birth Control: A Risky Business?

October 7, 20139 min
Most women who report severe menstrual symptoms are automatically placed on oral contraceptives, but the underlying dysfunction is not treated.The birth control pill was first introduced to the American public for contraceptive use in 1960. The pharmaceutical industry promotes hormonal birth control options as safe and effective to both physicians and the public. Have you been misinformed? Most women who report severe menstrual symptoms such as heavy bleeding, irregular periods and acne, are automatically placed on oral contraceptives. But the underlying dysfunction is not treated. Although hormonal birth control can be very effective, the serious health risks outweigh the benefits. Dr. Decker Weiss reveals the risks associated with birth control, as well as safe, alternative methods for you to consider.

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