Japanese gvmt blames birth control pill for killing 11 women since 2008

A new government report has moved the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) to issue an urgent warning to women taking the pill.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 - 12:22 pm EST

TOKYO, December 17, 2013 ( – The Japanese government is holding the birth control pill responsible for the deaths of eleven women and for over 360 reports of serious health problems since 2008.

The report by the government’s drug safety administration has moved the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) to issue an urgent warning to women taking the pill, reported The Asahi Shimbun.

The JSOG warns that the estrogen-progestin birth control pill has been linked to “increased reports of deaths … in recent years” due to the “development of thrombosis in women.”

Deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that forms in a vein, can become fatal when it migrates to other parts of the body such as the brain, lung, or heart, a condition known as a pulmonary embolism.

The JSOG is urging women to “stop taking the drug immediately” if they observe symptoms “due to thrombosis” and to see a specialist. Symptoms might include leg pain, swollen veins, chest pains, accelerated heart rate, and abnormal vision.

The deaths and reports of serious side effects were linked to eleven kinds of low dosage birth control pills currently distributed in Japan.

Many manufactures of the birth control pill state clearly the risks associated with taking the drug to suppress a natural function of a healthy body. Drug company Janssen states about its pill Tri-Cyclen that risks include circulatory disorders such as “blood clots in legs, lungs, heart, eyes or brain.” Janssen states clearly that blood clots are the “most common serious side effects of birth control pills” and that clots can “occur in many areas of the body."

A study by France’s health and drug safety agency this year found that the deaths of twenty French women per year were linked to contraceptive pill use, with newer generation pills causing more than twice as many deaths as the earlier pills.

The Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Center recently implicated the controversial hormone pill Diane-35, used by many as an off-label contraceptive, in the deaths of 27 women. The majority of the women who died were under 30. Most died from blood clots becoming lodged in their brains, lungs or hearts.

Japan currently leads every country in the world in population decline. Experts have predicted that with Japan’s fertility rate at about 1.4 — well below the required replacement level of 2.1 children per couple — there appears to be no way for it to avoid a looming democide. 

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