Originally Posted by ScarletBegonias View Post
ROFL dafuq?! Are they serious??
IUD's do not allow a baby to be conceived.Birth control pills do not allow a baby to be conceived. If she's a doula she should try to study up a bit and get her facts straight.
There is a scientific basis for the belief that IUDs and birth control pills can cause loss of human life.
Once the sperm unites with the egg, a zygote is formed. The zygote is the first stage of human life. The zygote attaches to the uterine wall where it continues to develop.
According to WebMD, “ There are two types of IUDs available in the United States. One type releases the hormone progestin, which causes the cervical mucus to become thicker so the sperm cannot reach the egg. The hormone also changes the lining of the uterus, so implantation of a fertilized egg cannot occur. There are two hormone IUDs available: Mirena can be used for up to 5 years and the Skyla can be implanted for up to 3 years.
The other type doesn't use hormones. It contains copper, which is slowly released into the uterine cavity. The copper stops the sperm from making it through the vagina and uterus to reach the egg, thus preventing fertilization. There is one copper IUD available, the ParaGard T380A, which can be kept in place for up to 10 years.” http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-contr...uterine-device
According to babycenter.com, “In the unlikely event that an egg does get fertilized and survives, both IUDs cause inflammation in the uterus that makes it harder for the egg to implant there.” http://www.babycenter.com/0_intraute...ce-iud_3564.bc
How often this happens is unknown and there is probably no way to evaluate that.
Birth control pills have more than one function. First they inhibit ovulation. If a woman doesn't ovulate, she cannot become pregnant. This is the primary function of birth control pills. However, they do not always work. For various reasons, there is a chance that ovulation will not be inhibited and an egg will be released. In this case, the secondary function of the pill comes into play. The hormones in the pill change the uterine wall and can make it difficult for a zygote to implant. Also if a woman becomes pregnant, while continuing to take the pill, it can make the uterine environment unable to sustain the pregnancy.
“Estrogen and progestin are the main hormones in birth control pills. Estrogen causes the uterine lining to grow and thicken; progestin inhibits ovulation and changes the secretions in the vagina that makes sperm less likely to enter to uterus.” http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and...riods-obsolete
This is why people believe that IUDs and birth control pills can cause the death of a human being. They believe that due to the fact that the zygote has complete human DNA and is the first stage of human development, that making the uterine lining hostile to its ability to attach is a form of abortion.
Pregnancy is defined as when the zygote implants in the uterine wall. Because of this, many people believe that it is okay to stop the zygote from implanting in the uterine wall, since the woman is technically not pregnant. The zygote cannot continue to develop if it does not implant. https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/t...(biology).html
. This is not a matter of being uninformed. It is a matter of whether or not you believe that a zygot is a human being.
I think the comments about IUDs and birth control pills should be answered as to why someone would believe those things since it is pertinent to the topic of this thread.