Bayer Suspends Essure Sterilizing Birth-Control Implant From Foreign Markets

But it is business as usual in the U.S. for the device plagued by lawsuits and allegations of harm. Celeste McGovern German drugs and pesticides manufacturer Bayer AG will discontinue marketing its birth-control sterilization device Essure in all countries outside of the United States, the company quietly announced this month. Complaints from women about health […]

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New Dangers of The Pill

A half-century on, the birth-control pill is still plagued by a host of nasty and sometimes deadly side-effects. Celeste McGovern finds a growing movement of defiant young women who are turning to natural alternatives. Gasping for breath, 23-year-old Charlotte Foster collapsed at her workplace and was taken by ambulance to hospital. Three days later, she […]

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Are Clinton and Gates Foundations and USAID Supporting Depo-Provera Deception?

All three organizations continue to fund birth-control injections that studies say heighten millions of women’s risk of AIDS CELESTE McGOVERN WASHINGTON — The Clinton Health Access Initiative, working with the Gates Foundation and a host of foreign-aid agencies, including USAID, distributes millions of doses of birth-control injections to women in the developing world each year […]

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Birth Control in Drinking Water: A Fertility Catastrophe in the Making?

Fish struggle to fertilize eggs three generations after exposure to contraceptive hormone, raising questions about the effects on humans. CELESTE McGOVERN WASHINGTON — A recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that birth-control hormones excreted by women, flushed into waterways and eventually into drinking water can also impact fish fertility up to three […]

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