7 QT Friday: Birth Control

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7 quick takes1. I’ve seen quite a few stories about birth control lately. Why not make a quick takes post out of all of them, plus a few other related items?

2. First thing’s first: For quite some time now, the link between hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of breast cancer has been acknowledged by the Mayo Clinic and the World Health Organization

3. Not sure why this popped up in one of my news feeds recently, but here’s an April 25, 2012 CBS News headline: Injectable contraceptive doubles risk of breast cancer, study shows

4. Via FoxNews, September 14, 2012: Birth control may boost risk of carrying staph bacteria

5. Here’s another older one that I saw shared on Facebook today – via Wired.com July 28, 2010: Birth Control Messes With Monkey Business

6. The previous article is not the first study of how primates react to hormonal contraception. In this video Dr. Janet Smith cites a similar study by Prof. Lionel Tiger from the early 1970s:

Read more at TOB Tuesday: Monkeys and Contraception

7. Finally, over at Faith and Family Live, Rebecca Teti breaks down a new study on Catholic women and contraception: Why Do So Many Catholic Women Contracept? Very enlightening and, despite the still high numbers of Catholic women not following the Church’s teaching on this matter, a little hopeful.

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2 Comments on “7 QT Friday: Birth Control”

  1. Based on the evidence you cite, your assertion that “the link between hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of breast cancer has been acknowledged by the Mayo Clinic” is blatantly untrue. This work was published by a Mayo Clinic-sponsored publication. There’s no evidence that the Mayo Clinic itself endorses or accepts its conclusions. This is one systematic review, which in no way represents conclusive scientific evidence.

  2. Thank you for pointing this out to me. I have searched through the website and I cannot find any disclaimer or anything that indicates that the Mayo Clinic might not endorse the articles and studies that are provided in the journal that bears its name.

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