Where's the Data? 

A frequently asked question I get is "if IUDs are so bad where's the clinical data?!?"

 This is part of the fight with Copper Toxicity because while hundreds of thousands of women using the IUD and some health practitioners have linked the IUD to adverse health affects, very little clinical research has been done - or the research that has been done hasn't been released in fear of the big pharmaceutical backlash.

Women's birth control is a multi billion dollar industry that is prepared to protect it's profits at all costs, even putting women's health at risk like offering the dangerous copper IUD. 

So just how much money we talking about? 

Paragard alone sold for 1.1 Billion Dollars (CASH) in 2017 to CooperSurgical...

 

Let that sink in for a moment. 

 

Fact is: There has been no clinical studies testing the safety of IUDs and the affects of heavy metals in the tissues in humans.  

Okay, I have your attention now? 

Yes. This is all a little "ah la conspiracy theory" feeling, I get it. You want to trust your doctor, the thought of 170 Million IUDs literally being in women's uteruses when they aren't safe is an overwhelming thought. Not just for us, but for the people who put them there, the same people that told our doctors the devices were safe. 

But...

Some facts to consider: 

  • In the US alone since 2000 there have been 70,000 complaints filed with the FDA against one type of the IUD.  
     
  • Copper poisoning (from other sources such as drinking water) is a well studied illness. These reports site XXXXmg - XXXXXmg being ingested have adverse affects on human health. Yet - copper IUDs can release up to XXXXXmg of copper into a woman's body every year.  (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK225400/)
     
  • The US has recently banned the use of copper antifouling on boats because it's detrimental and damaging longterm to sea life, this is the same copper in IUD devices. Ummmm FDA, can you please explain that one?

 

Want to know more about why the medical implant industry kinda sucks? 

While I'm over here blubbering on about IUDs these awesome human's released this documentary about the medical implant industry and even influenced the Essure Coil to be taken off the market this year (along with the help of some amazing women who stood up for their rights!) 

Still want to nerd out about the risks of the Copper IUD & Copper Toxicity - not from me? 

Well - here's whole pile of links for you. 

Go to town. 

http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/copper_toxicity_syndrome.htm

http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/ADRENALBURNOUT.SPAN.pdf

http://www.drgangemi.com/health-articles/hormone-health/iud-pain-problems/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deusGYkl-gg&feature=share

http://www.annlouise.com/blog/2011/07/21/hidden-copper-overload/

https://www.melissadianesmith.com/Articles/CopperOverLoad.html

https://www.walshinstitute.org/william-j-walsh-phd-facn.html

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/holistic-psychiatry/201709/copper-toxicity-common-cause-psychiatric-symptoms

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-23755037

http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(05)00075-2/pdf

http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/5427

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22526680

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290605

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009898103001244?via%3Dihub#!

http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(09)00521-6/references

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4ca2/0866442f8f7e0acd07d32519ca4fc34336a5.pdf

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2552796

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22438177

 http://nutritionalbalancing.org/center/htma/science/articles/copper-toxicity.php
 http://www.arltma.com/Articles/CopperToxDoc.htm
 http://hubpages.com/hub/Hypercupremia-High-Copper
 http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/metals-and-the-mind/
 http://www.advancedfamilyhealth.com/copper_toxicity.html
http://www.holistichelp.net/blog/copper-toxicity-and-how-to-reduce-elevated-levels/
The Nutritional Relationships of Copper (Dr. Watts)
http://www.tvernonlac.com/copper-toxicity.html
http://custommedicine.com.au/health-articles/copper-toxicity/
http://www.arltma.com/Articles/VeggieReportDoc.htm
http://www.integrativehealthcoaching.ca/copper-toxicity.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruGXiDCHK_c
http://www.arltma.com/Articles/CuIntroDoc.htm
http://www.melissadianesmith.com/Articles/CopperOverLoad.html
http://blogs.naturalnews.com/9-shocking-symptoms-of-copper-toxicity/
http://metabolichealing.com/zinc-copper-imbalances-immense-biochemical-implications/
Excess Copper as a Factor in Human Diseases
https://m.facebook.com/notes/mineral-sanity-health/the-copper-capers-nightmare/1110298059036225/
http://www.holistic-back-relief.com/copper-toxicity.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LDYGOTN1QM
http://drlwilson.com/Articles/CALCIUM%20SHELL.htm
An Introductory Nutritional Balancing Protocol
Misconceptions Surrounding Copper and Copper Toxicity
https://liveto110.com/copper-toxicity-syndrome/
The 'Copper Capers' Nightmarehttps://healdove.com/alternative-medicine/Hypercupremia-High-Copper 
[12] http://www.naturalhealthprotocol.com/copper-toxicity.html
http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/twenty-nine-medical-causes-of-schizophrenia/#Histapenia
[14, 23, 25] http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/copper-zinc-imbalance-unrecognized-consequence-of-plant-based-diets-and-a-contributor-to-chronic-fatigue/

https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/copperiuddetox/info
http://www.aphroditewomenshealth.com/xf2/threads/feelings-toward-bf-dh-part-7.14948/
http://paleoforwomen.com/the-birth-control-series-vi-the-iud/#
http://healfromcopper.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/year-two-of-detoxing-from-copper-toxicity/
debbiedoesraw.blogspot.ca/2010/05/its-new-day-why-i-am-no-longer-vegan.html
http://www.kveller.com/my-copper-iud-turned-me-into-a-different-person/
https://flowsurgehealing.com/coppertoxicity/
https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/2016/08/01/high-copper/
http://www.missecoglam.com/uncategorized/item/10768-could-your-copper-iud-trigger-anxiety-and-panic-attacks

And still More....

http://www.population-security.org/28-APP2.html

http://www.elcorreo.eu.org/IMG/article_PDF/EE-UU-y-el-tercer-mundo-NSSM-200-El-Informe-Kissinger_a6420.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN4ZcNemfiY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcKKWPuo-8Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57E_PxI59qg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ab8jfG9uEQ

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/why-does-modern-medicine-have-a-big-problem-with-natural-health/

http://www.sweeteningthepill.com/

https://vimeo.com/129738582

https://www.facebook.com/sweeteningthepill

https://www.facebook.com/bleedingedgedoc/?fref=mentions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyFSvnLnCZ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo

https://vimeo.com/136857929

http://www.filmdaily.tv/grants/documentary

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/03/museum-of-banned-objects-imagining-future-without-contraception-planned-parenthood

http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/copper_toxicity_syndrome.htm

http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/ADRENALBURNOUT.SPAN.pdf

http://www.arltma.com

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290605

http://www.rdnattural.es/plantas-y-nutrientes-para-el-organismo/minerales/cobre/

http://www.hairdiagnostics.com/medical-conditions/depression/

http://www.drgangemi.com/health-articles/hormone-health/iud-pain-problems/

http://www.coppertoxic.com/

http://new-holism.com/?p=172

http://members.upnaway.com/~poliowa/Copper%20Toxicity.html

http://www.naturalendocrinesolutions.com/articles/the-truth-about-copper-toxicity-and-thyroid-health/

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp132-c2.pdf

http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2005/018680s060lbl.pdf

http://www.annlouise.com/blog/2011/07/21/hidden-copper-overload/

http://nutritionalbalancing.org/

http://www.ewtn.com/library/PROLENC/ENCYC032.HTM

https://www.dagenssamhalle.se/kronika/kopparspiralen-ar-inte-roten-till-allt-ont-20854

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/holistic-psychiatry/201709/copper-toxicity-common-cause-psychiatric-symptoms

http://www.melissadianesmith.com/Articles/CopperOverLoad.html

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/916122/copper-iud-and-side-effects

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/birth-control/TNE8UMI762T1PF60C/p28

https://cuidadoconeldiudecobre.wordpress.com/

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/birth-control/TPJ6JN7FDCJOTQN53/p148

https://www.facebook.com/groups/iudsideeffects/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/866824313330784/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1095060783857158/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl8UNB6cwEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdTuOq0bar4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoZVdF72qNw

https://youtu.be/itc4ILfplJc

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/copperiuddetox/info

http://iud-divas.livejournal.com/1311314.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deusGYkl-gg&feature=share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzMznXLVLh4

http://fertilityfriday.com/julie-casper/

http://www.ecoportal.net/Temas-Especiales/Salud/Anticoncepcion-hormonal-lo-que-nos-venden-y-no-nos-cuentan

http://crimenyrazon.com/19453/la-industria-de-los-anticonceptivos-y-un-negocio-oculto#.WbmXaJOg-t8

http://www.professorwalter.com/2011/08/the-case-that-hung-by-a-thread.html

http://www.infobae.com/2015/12/15/1776655-juicio-contra-bayer-alemania-sus-pildoras-anticonceptivas/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-mirena/judge-rules-against-nearly-1300-lawsuits-over-bayers-mirena-iud-idUSKCN1082N8

http://ssociologos.com/2013/09/18/entrevista-a-judith-butler-y-beatriz-preciado/

http://www.ewtn.com/library/PROLENC/ENCYC032.HTM

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ajp.2017.17060616#.WhdXgT51YE4.twitter

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-12/spotlight-on-mirena-and-implanon-contraceptive-devices/9247960

https://www.mirenasuit.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzP33kvKD2QIV2EE3Ch3s4QcVEAEYASAAEgJOoPD_BwE

http://www.population-security.org/28-APP2.html

http://www.elcorreo.eu.org/IMG/article_PDF/EE-UU-y-el-tercer-mundo-NSSM-200-El-Informe-Kissinger_a6420.pdf

https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-gynecologist-builds-a-better-iud/

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13625187.2013.856404

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0b66/d1ea49a9f8477f81a87a08eb18aec557a280.pdf

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4ca2/0866442f8f7e0acd07d32519ca4fc34336a5.pdf

http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(05)00075-2/pdf

http://www.malterinstitute.org/pdf/Copper_Toxicity_01a.pdf

http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/5427

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22526680

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp132.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20227553

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009898103001244?via%3Dihub#!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22438177

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290605

http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(09)00521-6/references

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8184438

 

México, China-Hong Kong, África, India

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/world/asia/after-one-child-policy-outrage-at-chinas-offer-to-remove-iuds.html

http://www.brockovich.com/

https://www.plannedparenthood.org

http://www.mypirl.com/investigations-blog/2017/1/18/paragard-iud-linked-to-severe-side-effects

http://www.lorettaross.com/Biography.html

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/family-planning/index.shtml

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/family/trendsContraceptiveUse2015Report.pdf

https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2007/11/popularity-disparity-attitudes-about-iud-europe-and-united-states

https://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(17)30478-X/pdf

https://poseidonhd.com/movies/the-magic-pill/

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4684855

https://omni.se/radslan-for-p-piller-okar-osakra-metoder-vanligare/a/BJE9y9

https://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/02/us/judge-lambastes-company-in-suit-on-intrauterine-device.html

https://embryo.asu.edu/pages/dalkon-shield

https://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Dalkon-Shield-Susan-Perry/dp/0025959301

http://thisrecording.com/today/2012/2/16/in-which-the-dalkon-shield-has-a-paralyzing-effect.html

https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/richmond-virginia-dressed-in-black-and-wearing-paper-news-photo/515297786

https://www.facebook.com/nytimesscience/videos/215470498997807/

https://goldwaterlawfirm.com/yaz-lawsuits/

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/health-28617186/erin-brockovich-something-wrong-with-bayer-s-essure

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/women-urge-fda-pull-birth-control-device-essure-34031659
 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/AYnx/davis-and-crump-pc-pseudotumor

https://www.justicecounts.com/drug-injury-lawyers/mirena-iud-lawsuit-lawyer/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUKifVAW1oo

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/investigations/thousands-of-women-complain-about-dangerous-complications-from-mirena-iud-birth-control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJtG6mDsR-U

http://nolan-law.com/is-mirena-the-next-dalkon-shield/