Environmental Damage Caused by the Oral Contraceptive? [!]

Vatican paper sees environmental damage from The Pill
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1544
The official Vatican newspaper, “L’Osservatore Romano”, has drawn heavy media criticism for a January 3 article in which Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, the president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, argues that the widespread use of oral contraceptive pills has damaged the environment, and is probably “a non-negligible cause of male infertility.” Although proponents of contraception ridiculed the argument, American scientists have found evidence that synthetic estrogen— apparently introduced into the ecosystem through the urine of women taking birth-control pills— have had damaging effects on fish and wildlife in Western states.

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See also Ellen Grant’s “The Bitter Pill”

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons (September 19, 1986)
  • ISBN-10: 0552127981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552127981

And Ellen Grant’s “Sexual Chemistry: Understanding Our Hormones, the Pill and HRT”

  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd (31 Dec 1996)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0749324856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749324858

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