This article talks about how there has been an increase in cases
of breast cancer diagnoses among women due to the use of hormone-based birth
control methods. After discovery of these findings, there was a push to
determine if any other less risky birth control options are available. The
first alternative that came to mind was birth control pills. Birth control
pills may also have their own side effects including a slight increased risk
for breast cancer and a high risk of cervical cancer. Oral contraceptives
according to this article, have also been found to reduce the development of
some reproductive cancers like endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer.
A British study of over 46000KJL1 women showed that despite the increase in breast and cervical
cancer among women using the pill, other cancers were minimal and the effect on
overall cancer rates were neutral. The doctors involved in this study were mainly
concerned that the results may scare women away from effective contraception
and increase the rate of unwanted pregnancy. The doctors in this article also
advised women on how to make the best choice of contraceptives according to
their preference and priorities.
I found this article valuable because it addresses the concerns of
women who want to avoid unwanted pregnancy and also want to be free from any
risk of getting cancer in the process.
Journal Article: Birth Control in Comprehensive Health Care
Reiling, J. M. (2014). Birth control in
Comprehensive Health CareKJL2 .
(2014). JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 312(1), 194. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279565
The focus of this article was to express how birth
control is a huge part of preventative care and health management for women,
even though it was previously viewed as offensive and controversial. Birth
control is used today for a variety of uses including population control,
responsible parenthood, pregnancy prevention, child spacing, control of painful
and heavy menses, healthier skin, etc. Having birth control readily available
to women has also been beneficial as it helps control the common problems associated
with having unexpected children such as relationship problems, illegal
abortions, desertion, and extreme poverty.
The article goes on to stress the need for birth control
to be available to all populations, especially those who are below the poverty
line and get their medical care from public health or welfare agencies. As
women with private medical care usually do not have a problem obtaining the
needed contraceptive supplies, many lower-income women struggle to obtain birth
control from the medical care available to them. The article explains that
legislative authorities, physicians, and health care workers in the public
sector need to work together to make birth control more available to
Overall, I found this article to be very valuable both as
a woman and as a healthcare employee. The article outlined the usefulness and
need for birth control, as well as stressed the importance of having birth
control to be accessible to all populations. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about
birth control and its integral role in women’s health care.
Annotated Research Article: Current
Methods and Attitudes of Women towards Contraception in Europe and America.
Johnson, S., Pion, C., Jennings, V. (2013). Current Methods
and Attitudes of Women towards Contraception in Europe and AmericaKJL3 . Journal
of Reproductive Health, 10(7), 1-9. doi: 10.1186/1742-4755-10-7
aim of this study was to determine the extent at which women use and are aware
of contraceptive methods in the USA, UK,
Germany, Italy and Spain. This study was carried out by quantitatively
surveying heterosexual women between the ages of 25 and 44 years old. They were
asked questions in line with their knowledge and use of contraceptive methods,
the factors that influence their choice of contraceptive and their sources of
Results show that the amount of
awareness in all five countries was generally good. More women were aware and
currently use the contraceptive pill (>98%), male condoms usage was closer
with >95% of men. The result varied between Spain and Germany. About 50% of
the women were influenced by their doctors to use the oral contraceptive or
male condoms. This study also showed that about 36% of these women are likely
to change their pill due to side effects, however, many of these women were not
aware of the non-hormonal contraceptive method.
It can be concluded that many of the
women in the studied age group are aware of several methods of contraception,
but the use of the oral pill and condoms predominates. Change of contraception
is very frequent due to side effects and change in life circumstances.
I found this article valuable
because it helped to determine the factors that influence the choices that
women make about what contraceptive method to use, what their concerns are when
making those choices, and also how to address those concerns while educating
the women in the process.
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