The study is in fact an admission that commonly available contraception is a failure and only surgical implants or physician-inserted devices are effective. Of course neither one of these methods protects from STD's which is the real epidemic.
The two methods used in the study were the IMPLANTABLE ROD and the IUD, both of which require a physician to insert, the ROD requiring surgery. And according to the FDA's own data, both pose big health dangers - a fact not included in the story. The following is from the the FDA booklet on birth control.
- Changes in bleeding patterns
- Weight gain
- Breast and abdominal pain
- Does not protect against STD's
- (not noted in the study is the link between the chemical birth control and incidence of breast cancer)
- Irregular bleeding
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- no periods
- IUD is stuck in the uterus or found outside the uterus.
- Life-threatening infection
- no protection from STD's
And How does (the IUD) work?
- It may thicken the mucus of your cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to get to the egg, and also thins the lining of your uterus.
And so how does THINS THE LINING OF YOUR UTERUS prevent conception (which is what contraception is suppose to do)? It doesn't. It keeps your baby from finding a home and sends him or her down the toilet.