Problem

Health hazards of artificial birth control

Other Names:
Use of unnatural contraceptives
Nature:

Health hazards of various birth control devices include breast and cervical cancers, cardio-vascular complications, birth defects, reduced lactation, abnormal menstrual cycles, migraine headaches, hair loss, fluid retention, raised blood pressure, weight gain, emotional disturbances, and either temporary or permanent infertility.

Incidence:

It was estimated, in 1980, that approximately 270 million people used some form of contraception, about 2/3 of them in developed countries, and 1/3 in developing countries.

The male condom is now suspected of helping cause cancer and infertility in women, the problem being the talcum powder used by some manufacturers as a dry lubricant. Talcum powder has been shown to cause ovarian cancer and fibrosis on the fallopian tubes in women, leading to infertility.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 11:34 CEST