Are Women Ditching the Pill? (Trending with Timmerie)

In a riveting episode of “Trending with Timmerie,” the spotlight shines on the increasing number of women who are ditching birth control, a phenomenon echoing across social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Despite the FDA’s green light for over-the-counter sales of Opill, a progestin-only pill, women are taking a stand against hormonal contraceptives for a multitude of alarming reasons. Here’s the scoop:

🔍 Health Risks Galore: Timmerie begins with the disturbing revelation that birth control pills, especially the progestin-only types like Opill, are associated with serious health risks. Studies from prestigious journals and institutions have linked these contraceptives to depression, anxiety, increased risk of glioma (a type of brain tumor), cervical cancer, breast cancer, liver disease, hair loss, and even ectopic pregnancies. The medical community seems to be playing a dangerous game by not fully vetting individuals before prescribing these pills, putting women’s health at significant risk.

💡 A Pill Too Hard to Swallow: Women are not just numbers in a medical journal; they are raising their voices about the personal toll birth control has taken on their lives. Social media platforms are ablaze with testimonials of the adverse effects these pills have had, from mental health struggles to physical ailments. The tragic story of 16-year-old Leila Khlan, who died from a blood clot in her brain shortly after starting birth control, is a heart-wrenching reminder of the stakes involved.

📈 The Misguided Medicine: Surprisingly, a staggering number of women use hormonal birth control not for pregnancy prevention but for managing medical issues like heavy periods or acne. However, this quick fix comes with long-term consequences, including potentially irreversible damage to the body’s natural stress response and fertility.

🚫 Catholic Teachings and Alternative Solutions: Timmerie doesn’t just highlight the problems; she also offers hope and solutions aligned with Catholic teachings. NAPRO technology and understanding natural fertility are presented as viable, healthier alternatives to hormonal birth control, encouraging women to explore options that respect their bodies.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.