Creating Waves of Awareness
50 YEARS OF THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL
In May 2010 the “birth control pill” celebrated its 50th birth day. It was in May 1960 that it got its final approval by the Government in the US and was sold in the market freely. In spite of the resistance by various religious groups as well as the Church in the beginning, it was finally an accepted thing. Orthodox religious groups believed that it will make way to free sex as well as prostitution. But this debate of what was moral and what was immoral went on till the pills were finally an accepted thing by most of the women and girls. Besides its Therapeutic effects, what they all wanted was Sexual Freedom.
Today the pill has become a part of life of many woman in many developed as well as developing countries. The claim as to what it all can do: Relief of pain during Menses, regular menstrual cycles, birth control and so on.
A research also shows that those on pills had longer life, lesser incidence of cancer as well as heart diseases.
But what do we as Homeopaths have to say about it?
Has there been a greater incidence of certain Gynaecological disorders ever since. Mainly Ovarian cysts, Fibroids, other hormonal disorders like that of the Thyroid gland, Sterility and so on…..
As we may look at it, there are painless regular menstrual cycles, and controlled bleeding. On the other hand it may be suppressing the symptoms which are commonly seen in most women.....Suppression?
Yes in true Homeopathic language suppressions lead to other problems. We may be giving relief to certain symptoms only to give rise to a bigger problem. That may be related to the other body organs.
A detailed study need to be done on this. On the other hand any patient coming to us who is on the pills, do we need to consider that what all new symptoms have come up ever since the other symptoms were suppressed? Besides this many talk of Sexual Freedom. Is this leading to over indulgence in sex? How do we handle a case of the lady on pill. Aren’t we missing some of the symptoms which have been suppressed?
Many questions but fewer answers!
Not many are willing to give up the pill. Hence what we are actually doing is just a short term & partial treatment. We do need to correlate the newer problems with the suppression which is taking place by this method of birth control. So the choice is between another means of birth control OR making way for newer diseases.
Your veiws and comments are welcome.