Thursday, October 8, 2009

Contraceptive Side Effects

There are multiple side effects to taking contraception (besides the moral issues).
They may include:

  • high blood pressure, 
  • blood clots, 
  • stroke, 
  • heart attack, 
  • depression, 
  • weight gain, 
  • migraines,
  • increase in infertility,
  • increased chance of getting some types of cancer,
  • more moody,

In the last few years we also discovered that contraception is harmful to the environment and that women may be attracted to men that aren't good for them because of it.
Now we can add to that list making women less attracted to masculine men.

How again is it good?


Kevin said...

It, um, prevents you from having children when you're not ready for them?

Marcel said...

You didn't answer the question. Because you can't define a thing as "good" by the ends only, but you must also consider the means by which you achieve the thing.

nfpworks said...

Um, Kevin, so does natural family planning (NFP), but without the disastrous side effects and, well, objectifying one's spouse, committing a grave sin by exiling God from a space He created, and effecting your future fertility. The question isn't why not use contraception, but why would someone choose to endanger their soul *and* body by using it?
Contracepted sex is like a bulemic feasting. They want the gift without the consequences, when they could achieve the same end result by a little virtue of self-control and love. (CF. Chapter 5&6 in Christopher West's "Good News about Sex & Marriage.")

Secret said...

Moral issues stand firm. Where is the research and evidence supporting the list of harmful effects? I have been searching for a long time, and everyone seems to have a different answer. Every doctor I've talked to says the likelihood of harmful effects are very very slim if anything. So would it be harmful for a single, unmarried woman to use it for medical reasons, i.e. NOT for birth control but for hormone stabilization?

Marcel said...

Secret - if it is used as a medicine, that is a different purpose and is not immoral. What makes it immoral is the purpose it is intended for. I can take a poison - chemotherapy - as medicine or to kill. The purpose makes the difference.

As for side effects - check the inserts of each pill. Different kinds of formulas have different side effects.