TikTok Censors Warning About Harmful Hormonal Birth Control Pill

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | March 27, 2024
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Women’s health is actually being prioritized and it pisses off the leftist media.

A battle has broken out between TikTok and women who warn about the dangers of birth control pills. A group called “28,” that focuses on providing nutrition, tips, and advice for women and girls who get their period, released a detox vitamin regime to make it easier to wean yourself off of hormonal birth control. TikTok removed the group's advertisement for the detox regiment as well as numerous other videos warning about negative effects of the birth control pill. 

Now, I cannot speak for every woman who is on or has been on the hormonal birth control pill, but I can speak to the fact that anything that you put in your body with chemicals to stop, change or alter your normal bodily functions has the potential to cause negative effects. Anyone with a brain should be able to realize that.

The hormonal birth control pill, which can be prescribed or ordered online, is a concoction of drugs that a menstruating woman takes daily to prevent pregnancy. It works by stopping ovulation, a regular, monthly occurrence. If you don’t ovulate (release an egg), even if you have unprotected sex, you won’t get pregnant. The pill also thickens the mucus on the cervix, which makes it harder for sperm to swim up to an egg for implantation. Planned Parenthood calls it a “sticky security guard.”

Though the pill is most commonly used to prevent pregnancy, it has also been used by women for acne prevention as well as to help with irregularly painful periods.

While it seems simple, the pill is chock full of hormones which have various negative effects.

Birth control pills can: cause severe hormonal imbalances, cause women to lose their sex drives, become depressed, have a different attraction for men (example: many women on the pill are attracted to less masculine men), gain a significant amount of weight, cause liver disorders, heart attack, stroke, fertility and many more issues. All that and they aren’t even 100% effective for preventing pregnancy. 

These risks were noticed by 28, hence their “Toxic Breakup: Birth Control Detox” product. 

The supplement is an all natural product that aims to detoxify, replenish and balance and is sold on the 28 website (use code: tierinrose). Using all natural ingredients, the detox is a way to break up with the "toxicity" of the birth control pill.

When it was released on March 23, 28 posted a video ad on its TikTok account. Shortly after, TikTok removed the video “after they guaranteed its approval ahead of launch and even committed to boosting it across the app,” 28 founder Brittany Martinez tweeted. As of Wednesday, the video has not been reinstated on TikTok.

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Similarly, users, like Daily Wire’s Brett Cooper, had videos about the dangers of the hormonal birth control pill removed for “misinformation.”

While this is a blatant breach of free speech, The Washington Post (WaPo) was thrilled that TikTok is helping to keep women in the dark about these dangers. On March 21, the liberal outlet released a piece titled “Women are getting off birth control amid misinformation explosion.”

Here’s how it began:

Search for “birth control” on TikTok or Instagram and a cascade of misleading videos vilifying hormonal contraception appear: Youngwomen blaming their weight gain on the pill. Right-wing commentators claiming that some birth control can lead to infertility. Testimonials complaining of depression and anxiety.

Hate to break it to you WaPo, but none of those videos are misleading. Nonetheless, the outlet boasted about its role in getting Cooper’s video removed. 

“Brett Cooper, a media commentator for the conservative Daily Wire, argued in a viral TikTok clip that birth control can impact fertility, cause women to gain weight and even alter whom they are attracted to. It racked up over 219,000 ‘likes’ before TikTok removed it following The Post’s inquiry,” the article insisted. 

WaPo also insisted that 28, along with influencers online telling women about these harms, help "drive potential legislation limiting access to hormonal birth control," later linking them with "antiabortion activists."

Now why might WaPo and the left be pissed that women are waking up to the reality of the situation - that these pills are not the saviors like we were once told?

Well, it could be a number of things. Primarily, I'd bet it's the left’s odd desire to have extreme control over people.

Think about it, women needing to detox from a drug may make them stay on it longer to avoid having to wean themselves off. That brings in more money for big pharma. Similarly, when women are on “the pill,” they could become more depressed, then boom, more money for anti-depressants and therapies. Women may fall in love with less masculine men, which makes society weaker. Women may not be able to get pregnant on their own as a result of the drug, so...more money goes to IVF. 

Funnily enough, even though WaPo blatantly advocated for censorship of videos and content that exposes the risks of the birth control pill, the author insisted that there’s a worry that women are “facing a lack of accurate information — and choices.”

It’s important that women know the risks of these drugs before taking them. Menstruating women and girls should have the opportunity to know any pros and cons surrounding the drug, and censoring women's experiences from the pills are no way to help provide that abundance of information.

This isn't a "conservative" issue. This is a human issue and should be treated as one.

Not only is free speech under attack, but the actual health of women is as well. That’s two things the left cares nothing about apparently.


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