Here is what writes Micheline O'Shaughnessy , BA, specialist in hormone researcher, and published in The Emerald Plus, July-August 2005: "It is difficult to explain why doctors prescribe the pill to girls aged 13 or 14 years to solve problems of menstrual cramps , irregular or heavy periods . The pill is not really a solution but a "Band -Aid" that hides the problem and creates a semblance of normality. Ovarian function is in abeyance and therefore the body will never happen to balance and function normally without this crutch, which is likely to create long-term dependency. More and more women taking contraceptives for decades, and turning to pre-menopause, are prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They are on hormone therapy most of their lives and with each passing year, the risk of serious diseases increase…"
"Depending on its composition", she continues, "the pill can cause estrogen or androgens dominance effects. One of the many effects of estrogen dominance is the proliferation of Candida albicans. Vaginal infections caused by Candida are common in women on hormone therapy. In the long term, candida can contribute to more serious problems such as infertility, endometriosis, psoriasis, PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), depression and fibromyalgia. Regarding androgen effects, pill users may find themselves with facial hair, acne and hair loss… Natural methods of contraception should always be preferred to chemical contraception".