The Washington Post has a startling story about Georgetown University senior Valerie Novak. Suffering from a headache that wouldn’t go away, eventually doctors discovered a blood clot in her brain.
“The probable cause, doctors concluded after performing tests that ruled out a clotting disorder, was the birth control pills she had been taking for more than four years,” says the article.
This reminded me of something professor Dr. Janet Smith often shares. She tells the story of a priest who when meeting with couples who are considering marriage, presents them with a list of the common side effects of contraceptives. The side effects include, among others, weight gain, increase in acne,...READ MORE