THE PRICE OF THE PILL

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What is the trade-off for taking birth control pills besides preventing pregnancies?

200 – 300% higher hs-CRP = C-Reactive Protein is a biomarker of the level of systemic inflammation in your body and raises cardiometabolic risks of developing diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. 

Negative gut microbiome impact.

Increase the risk of developing cancer later in life.

Increase in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which will alter free testosterone levels. 

Testosterone is the most abundant sex hormone in female bodies, and women have higher testosterone than estrogen levels naturally. Testosterone changes in women impact:

  • Sex drive.

  • Vaginal Dryness.

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

  • Clitoris size reduction by 20% that doesn’t appear to return once the pill is discontinued, or at least not quickly or easily.

  • Negative impact on confidence, self-esteem, and body image.

Source: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Newer studies indicate that women will be attracted to men differently while on birth control vs. not, usually choosing the scent of men that are opposite of their ideal male characteristics when taking the pill compared to those not on the pill according to their own written questionnaire responses.

Think about that. Yikes!

Men, here’s a question for you:

Of the men out there who love their women, love sex, and don’t want to make babies, how many of you would take a daily hormonal medication that would shrink your penis by 20%?

We can do better!

Dr. Don

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