Depo Withdrawal, Hormone Imbalance,

Discontinuing Depo-Provera & Androgen Rebound

When it gets worse before it gets better  Kristina, who took Depo Provera injections for about a year, stopped because of repeated and severe urinary tract infections. Once her final Depo injection wore off, her troubles weren’t over. She reported going through “terrible withdrawals,” with migraines, constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, hemorrhoids, back, side, stomach issues, and severe breast pain. Six months…

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IUD, pain with insertion,

‘The new visitor in your uterus’

Painful IUD insertion a warning sign “It’s not just the pain; it’s also the deep biological sense that something in your body that should not be messed with is being aggravated, activating what I can only describe as a fight-or-flight response where you can actually do neither, since the threat is inside of you,” writes Casey Johnston of her experience…

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Cortisol, Hormone Imbalance, Bone Loss, Depo Provera, Birth Control Shot

The Unique Dangers of Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot

How hormonal disruption leads to immune suppression “Depo Provera is the only contraceptive to mimic cortisol in the body, which makes its side effects really serious,” said Dr. Joel Brind, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Human Biology and Endocrinology at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Depo has been shown to increase a woman’s risk of both loss…

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Paragard IUD, Lawsuit

Hormone-free, long-acting, effective, zero maintenance contraceptive proves too good to be true

Legal action against the Paragard copper IUD picking up speed Numerous lawyers are now investigating wrongdoing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of the Paragard IUD, citing negligence in promoting a flawed device while failing to warn users of the dangers. As they bring legal actions against the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and CooperSurgical, who recently bought the Paragard birth control …

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Depo-Provera is more than a Method of Birth Control—It’s a Means of Controlling Women

As a women’s health advocate, educator, and activist, I have followed the evolution of birth control over the last 35 years. I have witnessed a particularly troubling change as women have gone from being “in control” of early birth control methods like the pill, condom, and diaphragm, to newer methods (particularly in the class of long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs)…

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IUD Risks: When IUDs become embedded, surgical removal might be necessary

Among the most severe potential complications of an IUD are the risks of perforation, infection, and/or expulsion of the device. While these complications are purported to be rare, stories in popular media and articles in medical journals highlight that such risks with an IUD do exist. For the women who encounter those complications, the experience can be both devastating and blindsiding.   In a recent article from the journal Images…

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