Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter 4 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts   

Birth Control and E.D. for Dummies: A Sex and Cost Comparison for Sluts and Others

By       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     (# of views)   13 comments, 2 series
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Meryl Ann Butler
Become a Fan
  (83 fans)


(Image by Public domain, wiki image)   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -


Surprisingly to those of us who managed to leave adolescence behind, a bizarre confusion between sex and health has been playing out for at least one loudmouthed simpleton.

So I'll spell it out for Mr. Limbaugh.

Granted, so-called "birth control" pills or "oral contraceptives" are unfortunately named. These medicines are actually hormone therapy. In fact, they are the type of hormone therapy least likely to cause side effects.

- Advertisement -
The Birds and the Bees

The "birth control pill" is a synthetic form of either one or two hormones which are produced naturally in the body. These hormones, estrogen and progestin, regulate a woman's menstrual cycle.

Contraception is only one of many reasons that this medication may be prescribed.

- Advertisement -
The type of hormone therapy, dubbed "The Pill" in the sixties, and still generally referred to as birth control pills or oral contraceptives, is often prescribed for the following symptoms:

To reduce menstrual cramping.
To decrease anemia.
For protection against pelvic inflammatory disease.
To prevents ectopic pregnancy for women who are at particular risk for this potentially life-threatening condition.
To reduce or cure acne.
To reduce symptoms of fibrocystic breast conditions.
To reduce risks of ovarian cysts.
To prevent homonal fluctuations that are responsible for excessive bleeding, cramping, headaches and other discomforts.
Some studies indicate that The Pill can help prevent osteoporosis.
There are also indications that in some cases The Pill may contribute to lessening PMS symptoms


(Image by Public Domain, Wiki Commons)   Details   DMCA


So, birth control pills would more accurately be called Hormone Therapy Tablets, since they are prescribed for so many health considerations other than birth control. (Please note: like all medications, this type of Hormone Therapy Tablet may have side effects, and these should be taken seriously, and discussed with one's health care professional.)

By making menstrual cycles more predictable and less painful, and enhancing women's health in so many ways, the use of Hormone Therapy Tabs may result in less time missed from jobs or school. Therefore, they may be far more economical for the individual and society than dealing with the expenses of the health issues that they are designed to cure or prevent.

- Advertisement -
So, in no way should the use of Hormone Therapy Tabs be primarily associated with sexual activity.

Limbaugh has focused the spotlight on the issue of spending taxpayers' money on a health care item that the uninformed believe is designed to enhance a promiscuous woman's sex life. So, let's compare the use of "The Pill" with a health care item that is primarily designed to enhance a man's sex life: Penile Implant Surgery.

Is That a Pistol in Your Pocket or Are You Happy to See Me?

Because I was providing a ride for someone attending a medical event, I found myself - unexpectedly and uncomfortably - sitting in on an excruciatingly thorough presentation on penile implant surgery. I was trapped in the middle of the large auditorium, unable to make a genteel escape.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 3   Supported 2   Must Read 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Meryl Ann Butler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Bizarre Theft of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski's Miracle Cancer Cure

Mysterious Bayou Sinkhole Continues to Cave In: Radiation, Hydrocarbons Detected

Relentless Bayou Corne Sinkhole Nearly 30 Times Original Size (UPDATED with Cave-In Video)

Sex, Love, and Jesus: A Few Surprises in the Easter Basket

2012: Armageddon or Quantum Leap? Gregg Braden's Answer-Fractal Time

California Fire Update: Station Fire 1:30 pm, Pacific Time 8-28-09