In addition to possible nausea, vomiting, headache, and weight gain or loss (Schering Chemicals advertisement for Eugynon 30 Microgynon 30) the Pill also is responsible for:· Increased blood pressure (hypertension) · Impaired vision, Increased risk of stroke or heart attack, even with new "low" dose pill · Possible link to cancer of reproductive organs· Possible link to breast cancer· Increased risk of gall bladder disease· Increased danger of developing liver tumors· Difficulty in conceiving after discontinuing use of pill· Residual risk of heart attack, even after discontinuation of long-term use· Reduced blood levels of essential vitamins· Development of depressive personality changesARTIFICIAL CONTRACEPTIVES: EFFECTS ON WOMENSIDE EFFECTS COMPLICATIONSØ HeadacheØ Increased menstruationØ Light or no menstruationØ Menstrual crampingØ Weight gain or lossØ NauseaØ Vaginal drynessØ Local skin irritation Ø Severe headachesØ Very heavy bleeding (twice as long or as much)Ø Severe, constant pain in the chest, leg, or bellyØ Skin or eyes that become unusually yellow (jaundice)Ø Loss of sensation in arms or legsMembers:1. Can’t Live in the Closet, Inc. (CLIC)2. Damayan ng Maralitang Pilipinong Api (DAMPA)3. Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP)4.
Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF)5. IMA Foundation6. Medecins Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium)7.
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CSWP8. DKT Phils. 9. Family Planning Organization of the Phils. (FPOP) 10. FriendlyCare Foundation 11.