FDA Approves 'No-Period' Birth Control Pill

Lybrel, the first low-dose contraceptive pill that gives women an option to stop their menstrual cycle for an indefinite period of time. This newest form of birth control, developed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, contains 90 micrograms of levonorgestrel and 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol -- a combination similar to that found in other low-dose oral contraceptives. The difference here: Lybrel replaces the four- to seven-day placebo pill with continuous daily dosing for nonstop birth control with no menstrual periods.

Of course the media doesn't even talk about the abortifacient nature of this form of "contraception" - nor the increased risk of breast cancer and other health problems.


Chaz said...

Your post doesn't make it clear how this drug is an abortifacient.

Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...

Sorry, Chaz. I (incorrectly) assumed that all those who read this blog already know that all hormonal birth control methods have an abortifacient potential. Many drug companies even advertise the fact that their drug works by three modes of action.

ALL hormonal birth control methods thin the endometrium, which means that any time break-through ovulation and fertilization occur it is less likely that the fertilized egg (BABY!) will be able to successfully implant in the uterine wall, thus causing spontaneous abortion of the child without the mother knowing she was ever pregnant.

Hormonal birth control methods work by three modes of action. Firstly, these hormones suppress ovulation. Many people ignorantly think this is the only thing hormonal birth control does. Secondly, the hormones thicken the cervical mucous, making it difficult for sperm to travel up to meet the egg. This becomes important in cases of breakthrough ovulation. Thirdly, these hormones also thin the endometrium below optimum thickness for implantation. This is the last mode of action, and is the one which is abortifacient. The baby has difficulty implanting in the uterus successfully because of this thinning of the endometrium, and thus is spontaneously aborted.

All hormonal birth control methods have an abortifacient potential. No honest scientist will deny this, and it is very sad that most patients are never informed of the abortifacient potential of the hormonal birth control methods that are prescribed for them.

Pr. David Rufner said...

This is taken from the Lybrel Full Prescribing Information:

Mode of Action
Combination oral contraceptives act by suppression of gonadotropins. Although the primary
mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, other alterations include changes in the
cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the
endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation).


Devona said...

I was going to post about this today, seems as though you've beat me to it!