The same year, however, the journal Science and Life wondered about the potential dangers of the pill and was surprised that we did not explain to women beforehand how it worked. As crazy and monstrous as it sounds, this question is still unanswered. So since the time is for “transparency” for all, here is the truth. This truth is that you are hiding the truth about the pill, HRT and synthetic hormones for 50 years!

1 – The estrogen-progestative pill mimics the natural cycle and therefore maintains menstruation by regulating them better than natural hormones. The cycle is therefore regular, but it is totally artificial.

2 – Estro-progestogens block ovulation, but as they also block the hormonal secretions of the ovaries, they prevent the formation of mucus in the cervix and oppose changes in the interior of the uterus: pregnancy becomes then impossible.

Not to mention the dangers of the contraceptive pill for the environment : The synthetic hormones released into the waters cause a feminization of fish

The impact of the contraceptive pill on the environment seems to worry the scientific community. Indeed, the synthetic hormones released via the urine of the women who take the pill would pass the filter of the treatment plants to end up in the water of the rivers and cause a feminization of the fish. Phenomenon whose consequences are disturbing but still poorly understood. The phenomenon affects all the rivers of Europe.

Doses of hormones copying natural hormones but at what rates?

To prevent ovulation, the doses of hormones ingested are 20 to 50 times higher than those made by the ovaries: in a tablet pill taken each day, there is at least 10 micrograms of estradiol, which quantity would be present in 100 kilograms of meat … and since ethynil-estradiol given by the mouth has an estrogenic activity 100 times greater than that of estradiol, that would correspond to 10,000 kilos of meat! No offense to the strongest proponents of the pill, those who say that taking the pill is equivalent to ingest the equivalent of 1,000 chickens per day are therefore not far from the truth!

The beautiful idea of ​​a science fiction writer

In 1951, Austrian-born chemist and science fiction author Carl Djerassi combined his visionary talents with those of Luis Ernesto Miramontes, a Mexican chemist, to synthesize an active oral form of progesterone. His dream: to develop a contraceptive pill.

In 1956, thanks to this breakthrough, science fiction became reality: the American Gregory Pincus and his colleagues developed the estrogen-progestative pill.

Release … on prescription!

1968: the pill arrives massively in Europe. In the wake of May ’68 and its slogans “Sexual Liberation, We’ll Have the Children We Want” and “It’s Prohibited to Ban,” pharmaceutical companies cleverly send samples to Family Planning Centers for girls become consumers as soon as possible, definitive practitioners. They will succeed with the support of the state manipulated by experts often considered and sacred, more by the media than by their peers.

The pill has undoubtedly enabled sexual emancipation by offering women better living conditions to freely assume their ability to transmit life. But can we speak of “liberation” in the face of this enslavement? Faced with this chemical dependence carrying risks to health, side effects of all kinds?


More than 50 years of alerts

Since 1963, whistleblowing has increased. In vain…

Some examples :

In 1968, the journal Science and Life published an article entitled “The pill: geneticists worry …”. The author of the article concludes his investigation as follows: “Let’s repeat it, these experiences must be verified, reproduced, interpreted. It would be ridiculous to prematurely make it an occasion for anxiety. But it would be criminal to ignore them. “

In 1977, Barbara Seaman, a well-known American journalist, feminist activist in addition, launches a pavement in the pool with Women and the crisis in sex hormones in which she uses the term “cancer pill”. His conclusion: “Every woman who takes these treatments lives in an altered biochemical state”. This book, published in France in 1984 by the Editions of L’Impatient under the title Dossier Hormones will be released under the mantle …

In 1980, Dr. Dominique Chatain, a gynecologist, draws an alarming report. His book, Danger Pill is the first in France to highlight the disadvantages and risks of this contraceptive. At the end of a well documented investigation, Dr. Chatain, referring to what he calls “prehistory of contraception”, predicts the end of the era of hormonal contraception and the advent of safer means for health.

In 1988, a courageous publisher, François Xavier de Guibert, translated and published in France the book of Dr. Ellen Grant, Bitter Pill. Unfortunately, this document does not have any echoes. Ellen Grant, gynecologist, yet worked on the design of the pill across the Channel. True apostle of hormonal contraception since its beginnings in 1961, – she was 26 years old – she sounds the tocsin with The Bitter Pill published in England since 1985 …

In her book, she reports, scientific evidence and supporting references – more than a hundred studies in total – vascular, phlebitis, stroke, heart infarction in young women, but also many cases of cancers of the breast, uterus, cervix and uterine body: take the pill as short as possible! That is his conclusion.

In France Bitter Pill is prefaced by Professor Lucien Israel, a great oncologist, who confirms the warning. Extract: “In fact, as regards other areas of medicine, it is likely that products with such consequences would never have been granted marketing authorization …”.

In 1994, Ellen Grant recurred with her excellent book Sexual Chemistry: Understanding Our Hormones, The Pill and HRT including 329 scientific references from the best international journals, but no publisher dares to take the risk of making it appear in France.

In 2001, I published an important alert Women if you knew – the hormones of puberty to the menopause which finds no echo in the media. A high-profile medical journalist lets me know by proxy that he will never talk about this book. Black-out!

In 2004, a new edition of Women comes out if you knew … Women start talking about each other. They are worried about the increase in the number of cases of breast cancer among their friends, their girlfriends themselves. It is explained to them that this cancer is mainly linked to the stress of the modern world, to recent psychological shocks, which is partly true, but only in part. As for the cases of young women developing vascular accidents (cardiac infarctions or strokes) or cervical cancers, they are mainly due to tobacco … Obviously. The pill can not be involved!

August 2005: Between August 1st and 5th, the major television media announce in prime time: “the pill is carcinogenic as the HRT. “

This statement follows a publication in The Lancet Oncology, in which the IARC (International Center for Research on Cancer) classifies the estrogen-progestative pill and the hormone treatment of menopause, as type I carcinogens as well as asbestos, which we now know only too well the incidence of cancer of the pleura.

What are the major risks?

Beyond the only thrombo-embolic risks revealed in the light of the scandal of 3rd and 4th generation pills, hormonal contraception is a factor of many other risks:

Breast cancer: the number one scourge

During 2011, the number of women with breast cancer was 53,000 new cases compared to 7,000 in 1975! In 2013, we can easily add 3,000 to 5,000 cases. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her life.

These figures translate into a 138% increase in the number of cases in 25 years, from 1980 to 2005. Thus, breast cancer is by far the leading cause of female cancers. It is responsible in 2011 for 11,500 deaths of women more and more young, nearly 30% are under 50 years.

It should be noted that the laboratories did not apologize to the women affected. Their responsibility is however total.

• Cancers of the uterus: more than 1,000 deaths a year

Cancers of the uterus are also hormone-dependent gynecological cancers. More and more young women are suffering from cervical or endocervical cancer. More and more women around the age of menopause are affected by cancer of the uterine body (endometrium).

• Ovarian cancers too …

Recent studies have shown that estrogen-progestins increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women around the menopause and in younger women.

There are other unsuspected effects of hormonal contraception on the general health of women … and children:

– Depression, behavioral disorders and autism of the child …

– Aggravation of oxidative stress and correlative increase in the risks of so-called civilization diseases, including autoimmune diseases (asthma, multiple sclerosis, etc.).

Mechanical alternatives to the pill

The male condom: it is a great means of contraception but what is not said is that the true reliability of condoms against AIDS does not exceed 70%. This means that in about 30% of cases, there is a real danger of HIV infection, which is the total of errors found on condoms tested but is not written anywhere in the media.

The female condom: This is a truly masculine conception and do not hesitate to say it a macho object that has a clear tendency to take the body of the woman for a receptacle to the pleasures and animal impulses of the man.

The copper IUD, the diaphragm and the cervical cap: interesting means too often dismissed

Spermicides and contraceptive ovules: insufficient. There are also fashionable eggs with essential oils, whose contraceptive reliability remains uncertain. They have more of an anti-infective role than a contraceptive.

Creams and gels, contraceptive tampons: safe but not really safe.

Reasons to rejoice: the new ways of contraception

If the Ogino-Knauss method is clearly out of date, if the Billings method <> “=” “> still needs to be better known, such as the symptom-thermal method or” combined indices “<” “=” “>, nothing is worth the new contraceptive means that the BIO-technologies applied to the natural physiology of women bring us today. But who is talking about it?

There are also technological means such as the “Lady Comp <” “=” “>” method. The reliability of this mini-computer cycle very easy to use is equivalent to that of the pill: the pear index of Lady-Comp is even better than that of some pills (1). Its Pearl index is equal to 0.70. In other words, security equals 99.3%.

Contraception of the future is running

Contrary to what our critics will not fail to tell us, our purpose is not to deny the positive effects of the pill, the pills that have followed one another for almost three quarters of a century.

It is not a question of giving up the pill abruptly, but of not abandoning it either! It is a question of not making a mistake of prescription, of knowing well that it is necessary to take it as little as possible.

The book we publish at the Editions du Rocher * <“” = “”> was written for this purpose. I hope that finally, women will understand that the pill is not a harmless candy. With this book, everyone will finally know why the medical authorities, most doctors and gynecologists are silent and continue to prescribe dangerous drugs.

Finally and most importantly, I wanted this book to be a practical book, it brings to light alternatives contraception today possible, whether it is contraception or treatment of the side effects of menopause. Alternatives combining ecology of women’s health, new technologies and natural solutions.

Contraception of the future is on the move. Nothing will stop stopping women’s awareness!

Pr Henri Joyeux and Dominique Vialard

1) The pill is not so reliable as it is believed. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the failure rate of oral contraception ranges between 5 and 20% (like that of condoms)

What alternatives?

“The IUD is excellent,” says gynecologist Danielle Hassoun. But some women do not want it, we must leave the choice. “Véronique Séhier adds:” All contraceptive methods should be reimbursed, rings, patches, implants … And we must give couples sufficient information for a informed choice. The real danger today is to demonize all the pills and that women stop protecting themselves. Contraception is progress. “

(1) Only half of the third-generation pills are reimbursed by health insurance, up to 35%.