Contraception Affects Relationships
HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION METHODS
THE PATCH (Ortho Evra)
THE SHOT (Depro Provera)
THE RING (Nuvaring)
SOME IUD’s (Mirerna)
The use of The Pill, and other hormonal/chemical contraceptives influences many systems in the body. It changes cervical mucus, which contributes to contracting sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, and blood clots. Hormonal contraceptives also lower your sex drive.
Pheromones are chemicals that are secreted through our sweat and other bodily fluids. They communicate information about relationships and fertility that influence the behavior of the opposite sex, such as triggering sexual interest and excitement. People perceive pheromones through the nose, which communicates with the brain. Women who were taking hormonal contraception were given a tee shirt test. They were asked to rate the scent as ‘preferable’ or ‘not preferable.’ The study found that women on the pill chose men who had similar bio-chemistry to themselves, which is not compatible with having healthy children. Women paired with bio-chemically similar men are less sexually satisfied and more likely to cheat on them. Women on the Pill are generally attracted to a male whose immune system is more like that of her father or brothers. When she goes off the Pill, she is drawn to other men who are different bio-chemically. When this woman stops using birth control, she will now find his pheromone scent to be unattractive. This may negatively affect relationships.
Men Also Perceive Pheromones:
When a man is around a woman who is going through her cycle, he has a rise in testosterone and sexual interest. This response can be to any fertile female, not just his wife or girlfriend. When a woman is on the pill, his testosterone is flat lined resulting in lower sexual interest.
60 to 80% of husbands will recognize a pregnant wife by pheromone and experience symptoms with their partner. Before the baby arrives he undergoes hormonal changes that lower his aggression, making him gentler and more protective.
Experiment with Hormonal Contraception
In an experiment, a male monkey on an island with several females was faithful to three consorts until they were given chemical contraceptives, then he took up with three other females. When all the females were given contraceptives, his behavior changed. He no longer had regular intercourse, his sperm count dropped by half; he raped violently and masturbated randomly and excessively. When the contraceptives were removed he reverted to normal and returned to his first three consorts.
Children and pheromones:
• If blindfolded, a mother can find her baby by scent.
• A baby will turn toward his mother’s breast pad and away from a stranger’s.
Contraception and the Environment
A study found that widespread use of hormonal contraceptives had impacted a community water supply via estrogen passed with urination, causing male fertility to decrease by half.
Beneficial Cell Exchange
In sexual intimacy, the body responds with biological changes, regardless of the intent of the partners.
The hormone that is excreted during sex is called oxytocin, or sometimes called “the bonding hormone.” It is also excreted when a woman breastfeeds her baby. There is no way to stop this biological response. Have you ever wondered why a woman doesn’t break up with a man even after the relationship deteriorates? It could be because of the bonding hormone. Research recommends suspending sex with that person for a period of time, and then evaluating the relationship.
Pregnancy changes a woman forever. Women carry cells of their babies for many years after the pregnancy. These cells remain biologically active. They can help restore a woman physically. They are found at the sites of organ malfunctions and disorders. If her mate’s immune system is too similar to her own, the cells of their children are known to cause autoimmune diseases.
A woman carries genetic material from her partner(s) as well. But in the case of multiple partners, we do not yet know the resulting health implications of the woman or her subsequent children. The mother also passes cells to her offspring. These cells have been found clustering in sites of anomalies or organ malfunctions such as diabetes, again appearing to try to fix the problem. Maternal cells have been found in individuals 47 years after birth.
Every method of birth control has a failure rate: The pill is 8.7%, Injection 6.7%, Patch 8.0%,Condom 17.4%. Condoms provide some reduction in the risk of contracting STD’s. This is only true if they are used correctly, used 100% of the time, and if they do not slip, break, or have defects.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
Women who use hormonal contraceptives are at a greater risk for:
• High blood pressure
• Stroke & heart attack
• Irregular bleeding
• Ovarian cysts
• Ectopic pregnancy
• Decreased sex drive
• Weight gain
• Lowered immunity to STD’s
• Inability or difficulty of having children later in life
Natural Family Planning
In using NFP a woman can determine when she is infertile or fertile by observing the consistency of cervical mucus and other physical signs Large-scale trials of NFP had a failure rate of 2%. Obvious benefits are that it is free, and the woman is not altering her body and her reproductive organs with chemicals or devices. NFP replaces taking a contraception 30 days a month when a woman is only fertile about 5 days a month. Managing one’s fertile time is free, and healthy for you and your partner.