Au niveau de 2012, c’est un garçon sur 54 qui est touché par l’autisme, contre une fille sur 252.
Cette susceptibilité variable en fonction du sexe met immanquablement sur la piste des perturbateurs endocriniens, ces molécules de synthèse omniprésentes, qui interfèrent avec le système hormonal et produisent le gros de leurs effets au cours de la période fœtale…
Bien sûr, il n’y a pas de consensus scientifique sur ce lien possible avec l’autisme, mais un simple soupçon, fût-il étayé.
Starting a Family as a DES Daughter… on Hormones Matter
” My story is not special other than it is my story. My mother, a Navy wife, got pregnant with her first child on her honeymoon. Nine months later a healthy baby girl was born. Over the next six years she suffered miscarriage after miscarriage in an attempt to expand her family. Finally, late in 1954 she learned that she was once again pregnant. The doctors told her that there was a wonderful medication available to help support the pregnancy. She was given diethylstilbestrol (DES) and my story begins… ”
Advisory boards are groups of medical professionals hired to meet and consult with a pharmaceutical company about its product. The medicos might advise on how to get the drug through regulation hoops, on the appropriateness of marketing materials, or how the drug can be dispensed for greatest reach.
As with the fictional fight club, these meetings are secret; doctors involved sign confidentiality agreements and very rarely do companies disclose who their adviser-doctors are. Now we know how much money – but not which doctors – are getting paid.
” The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life…Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe. The patients don’t realise that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that hasn’t been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry…If you don’t think the system is out of control, then please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus, or even one hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control. ”
The book Deadly Medicines and organised Crime, by Peter Gøtzsche, addresses in great evidence-based detail, a general system failure caused by widespread crime, corruption, bribery and impotent drug regulation in need of radical reforms.
Still, BPA also could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk, according to a September report from the Breast Cancer Fund advocacy group.
Babies also are exposed in the womb, the report finds.
Studies of donor oocytes and the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes have provided inconsistent results
The probability of a pregnancy resulting in a healthy live birth decreases as women age, particularly after age 35 years. The likelihood of a spontaneous conception decreases, whereas the risks of miscarriage and a range of late obstetric and perinatal complications increase. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has allowed many couples who would otherwise be unable to have children to have successful pregnancies, but the age-related biological barriers to establishing an ongoing pregnancy that result from increasing maternal age have been difficult to overcome, even with transfer of multiple embryos. However, although multiple-embryo transfer increases the chances of pregnancy, it also increases the likelihood of adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly those related to preterm delivery. In addition, ART is associated with an increased risk of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes compared with spontaneous conception, even with singleton pregnancies, although the relative contribution of ART vs the underlying cause of infertility to these outcomes is unclear. For couples unable to achieve a successful pregnancy through ART with autologous oocytes, presumably because of idiopathic or age-related declines in ovarian reserve, the use of donor oocytes provides an alternative to replacement of multiple embryos derived from autologous oocytes (or an additional option after unsuccessful cycles with multiple embryos). Although the use of donor oocytes increases the probability of conception and live birth in older women,7 studies of donor oocytes and the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes have provided inconsistent results.
The prevalence of oocyte donation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) has increased in the United States – from +- 8,000 cycle attempts using donor eggs in 2000 to +/- 18,000 cycle attempts using donor eggs in 2010 – but little information is available regarding maternal or infant outcomes to improve counseling and clinical decision making.
Miscarriage Perceptions vs. Reality: Public Understanding Not in Sync with Facts
The majority of Americans are misinformed about the causes and frequency of miscarriages, a national survey shows.
Most of those surveyed said they thought miscarriage was rare, and believed that stressful events or chronic stress were the major causes. These false beliefs often lead to feelings of guilt or blame in parents who experience a miscarriage, according to the researchers.