Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Women Shun Kids More Effectively, Liberals Cheer

Many health professionals, and especially the mainstream media, are gleeful with the new federal CDC report showing an increasing number of women choosing the most effective means to reduce or entirely eliminate giving birth while retaining hedonistic lifestyle choices. Popularity of sterilization, the most effective means to avoid kids, is also increasing as more government programs encourage and pay for the procedure.
". . . it's going to be fascinating to see what impact this will have on overall fertility rates . . ."
-- Amy Branum, study co-author and researcher at the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For background, read Pediatricians Push IUDs & Implants on Teen Girls, but even so the Morning-After Pill is Becoming the 'Contraceptive' Choice

Also read Over-the-Counter Abortion Paid by ObamaCare: Study

And read Obama White House Says Lower Birth Rates Will Lower Costs but unfortunately, their Utopian Dream is Shattered by the Reality of Birth Rate because Where Liberalism Flourishes, Population Diminishes

In addition, read Limiting Births Fails to Save Earth, Says U.S. Government Report

-- From "IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women" by Lindsey Tanner, Medical Writer, Associated Press 2/24/15

Birth control pills remain the most popular contraceptive method nationwide [used by 16%], but intrauterine devices and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and they last for several years.

National surveys show 7 percent of U.S. reproductive-aged women used long-acting contraceptives in 2011-13, up from less than 2 percent in 2002. The most popular are IUDs, T-shaped devices containing hormones or copper that are inserted into the womb. They can work for up to about 10 years. Implants are matchstick-size plastic rods containing hormones that are inserted beneath the skin of the upper arm. They last about three years. Both types can cost hundreds of dollars but should be covered with no co-pays by most insurance plans under contraception mandates of the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare].

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended IUDs and implants as the most effective forms of reversible birth control in 2011 and called them safe for most women. Both long-acting methods are nearly 100 percent effective, with lower failure rates than birth control pills, patches and injections.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 40% of American Women Use No Birth Control, Feminists Find

From "Report: Women embrace more effective birth control" by Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY 2/24/15

The most effective methods of reversible birth control are rapidly gaining popularity among U.S. girls and women, a new report shows.

IUDs, once widely shunned due to safety concerns, started making a comeback after new versions were introduced in the early 1990s. They caught on more rapidly after 2000, the report shows. Hormonal arm implants were introduced in the 1990s and also have caught on as new versions have been introduced, Branum says.

The new report details who is using the long-acting methods and where growth is fastest. In 2011-2013, use was highest among women ages 24 to 34 and those who already had children. But growth was fastest among younger girls and women and those with no children.

Another concern: the devices do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, so condoms are still needed. Also, the insertion of an IUD can be briefly painful, and arm implants can cause unpredictable menstrual bleeding.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Birth Control Pill Causes Breast Cancer, Vasectomies Cause Prostate Cancer

From "The IUD Is Getting More Popular In America. Here's Why" by Jeffrey Young, Huffington Post 2/24/15

Decades have passed since the Dalkon Shield scandal of the 1970s, when an estimated 200,000 women were injured, many became infertile and about 20 died from infections related to that IUD. But new, safer products started coming onto the U.S. market from the late 1980s through the current decade. Medical societies have adopted policies in recent years recommending physicians consider IUDs and other long-acting contraceptives for more types of patients, including women who’ve never had a child and teenagers. And word-of-mouth combined with advertising and marketing by IUD manufacturers has increased consumer awareness.

There are drawbacks, of course. Some women experience discomfort and irregular bleeding during the first few months, or even longer. In rare cases, an IUD can become dislodged. The device doesn’t prevent sexually transmitted infections. A woman who decides she wants to become pregnant must have the device removed. And IUDs must be implanted inside the uterus, which requires a typically painful procedure that involves pushing the device past the cervix.

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From "IUDs Are Getting More Popular With American Women" by Alexandra Sifferlin, Time Magazine 2/24/15

“I am delighted LARC [long-acting reversible contraceptive] use is rising. It’s terrific and I would like to see even more,” says Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine.

Overall, the use of LARC has increased fivefold in the past decade among women between the ages of 15 to 44, though overall usage remains low. Use spiked from 1.5% in 2002 to 7.2% in between 2011 and 2013. Women ages 25 to 34 are the most likely to choose LARC at 11% compared with 5% of women ages 15 to 24 and around 5.3% of women ages 35 to 44.

Women in other countries are significantly more likely to use LARC, especially the IUD. Separate research has shown that 23% of French women using contraception use an IUD as well as 27% of Norwegian women and 41% of women in China. In the U.S., cost may be a factor: the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive-health nonprofit, reports that their research shows sharp increases in the numbers of women who don’t have to pay out of pocket for LARC thanks to the Affordable Care Act [ObamaCare]. Without insurance coverage, LARC can be prohibitively expensive for some — around $900 for an IUD, for instance.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read about the dropping birth rates in much of Europe and Russia but in Turkey: Abortionists & Feminists Accused of Treason for limiting birth rates.

And read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets

Liberals beware: The Religious Procreate, Others Don't