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By Jon Zonderman

Medications are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but the instantly proof approximately medicines aren't.

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Studies have consistently shown that among women who use birth control pills there is an increased incidence of HIV infection. Whether the infection occurred before the woman began using the pill or the other way around is difficult, if not impossible, to determine in most cases. Researchers who have analyzed studies of HIV and birth control pill use have concluded that by using 8 out of 28 studies that are methodologically most sound an increase in risk of about 60% in contracting HIV can be attributed to using birth control pills.

Cervical ectopy may, indeed, be an outcome of chlamydia infection rather than an enabler of infection. It is also possible that the synthetic hormones in birth control pills may have a positive effect on chlamydial infection. Birth control pills seem to reduce the chances that a woman infected with chlamydia will develop PID, which can happen if the infection moves from the cervix into the fallopian tubes. 1 Above is an artist’s depiction of the female reproductive system superimposed over a micrograph of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria.

These studies showed that incidence of these tumors increased with higher doses of estrogen and with increased time during which the pill was 55 56 BIRTH CONTROL PILLS used. In general, the increased incidence of hepatocellular adenomas due to use of the pill was estimated to be three per 100,000 users per year. No thorough studies have been undertaken on the subject with today’s low-dose birth control pills, although some evidence has shown up in studies looking at liver cancer. A number of other health issues regarding birth control pill use have been studied, usually when a person taking birth control pills displays symptoms of a certain condition and researchers look for a causal link.

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