Primodos 2018 Study : Yasmin Qureshi MP Comments

New Primodos study found that pregnancy tests had potential to deform embryos

I was on Sky News earlier to discuss ground breaking new research from Aberdeen University that shows Hormone Pregnancy Test drug Primodos had the potential to deform embryos in the womb, something I have long been campaigning on. Victims and families have been denied answers and justice for over 40 years. The Prime Minister and Health Secretary must take note of this evidence and set up an Independent Inquiry that seeks to put families first.

Yasmin Qureshi MP
13 February 2018 on Facebook.

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Primodos Link to Embryo Damage – SkyNews Report

Hormone Pregnancy Test Drug Given to 1.5M Linked to Birth Defects, New Study

The Primodos components Norethisterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol induce developmental abnormalities in zebrafish embryos“, a newly published research produced by Dr Neil Vargesson from the Institute of Medical Sciences in Aberdeen University, shows that Primodos (hormone pregnancy test) drugs had the potential to deform embryos in the womb.

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Endometriosis linked to elevated risk of placenta previa in pregnancy

Association between surgically diagnosed endometriosis and adverse pregnancy outcomes

2018 Study Abstract

Objective
To examine the association between surgically diagnosed endometriosis and pregnancy outcomes in subsequent pregnancies.

Design
Retrospective cohort study of women who delivered a singleton live birth from 2003 to 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Setting
Tertiary level academic center.

Patient(s)
Pregnant women with surgically diagnosed endometriosis were identified using International Classification of Diseases-10 codes from previous hospital admissions and were compared with pregnant women with no prior admission for endometriosis for the occurrences of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Intervention(s)
Observational study.

Main Outcome Measure(s)
Gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, placenta previa, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, preterm birth, low birth weight, small for gestational age, and neonatal intensive care unit admission.

Results
Among the 52,202 eligible mother-infant pairs, we identified 469 mothers with surgically diagnosed endometriosis from a previous hospital encounter. Compared with women without endometriosis, women with endometriosis were on average older and were more likely to be primiparous, have lower gravidity, have a history spontaneous abortion, conceive with assisted reproductive technology, and reside in areas with higher neighborhood income and lower proportion of immigrants. Women with endometriosis were found to have an elevated risk of placenta previa (relative risk [RR], 3.30; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.65–5.40) and cesarean delivery (RR, 1.24; 95% CI, 1.10–1.40). After adjustment for potential confounding factors, women with endometriosis were found to have a significantly elevated risk of placenta previa compared with women without endometriosis (adjusted RR, 2.54; 95% CI, 1.39–4.64).

Conclusion(s)
This study identifies baseline demographic differences between women with and without endometriosis and suggests that women affected by endometriosis have an independently elevated risk of placenta previa in pregnancy.

What has gender got to do with chemicals ?

How POPs, hazardous chemicals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women’s and men’s health

    • How are women and men differently impacted in their health by POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste?
    • How do women and men’s occupations and roles at home and at work influence exposure to POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste?
    • What best practices with women and men’s leadership exist to substitute and eliminate POPs / hazardous chemicals & waste exist?

In Africa’s most populated country, Nigeria, with its almost 200 million inhabitants, toxic pollution from waste is yet another challenge to society, economy and security.

Filmmaker Laure Poinsot, shows how women and men are impacted by toxic pollution from waste and chemicals – partly imported illegally from Europe and America – while it visits the hidden e-waste markets and waste dumps around the country.

The film produced by the BRS Conventions , WECF and WEP, also shows how social entrepreneurs, women’s organisations, authorities and the UN are working on solutions, such as waste collection, recycling and production of safe pesticides from the indigenous NEEM tree.

More Information

    • Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, wecf.eu, 2017/11-November.
    • WECF International press release, 15th of January 2018.

One particular flu vaccine linked with early miscarriages

Association of spontaneous abortion with receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine containing H1N1pdm09 in 2010–11 and 2011–12

A study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that women who had received an influenza vaccine containing the 2009 pandemic strain pH1N1 and who were also vaccinated in the next flu season had a statistically significant, 7.7-fold higher odds of spontaneous abortion within 28 days of the second vaccination. Image credit @rich_hurley.

2017 Study Abstract

Introduction
Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended in any stage of pregnancy, but evidence of safety in early pregnancy is limited, including for vaccines containing A/H1N1pdm2009 (pH1N1) antigen. We sought to determine if receipt of vaccine containing pH1N1 was associated with spontaneous abortion (SAB).

Methods
We conducted a case-control study over two influenza seasons (2010–11, 2011–12) in the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Cases had SAB and controls had live births or stillbirths and were matched on site, date of last menstrual period, and age. Of 919 potential cases identified using diagnosis codes, 485 were eligible and confirmed by medical record review. Exposure was defined as vaccination with inactivated influenza vaccine before the SAB date; the primary exposure window was the 1–28 days before the SAB.

Results
The overall adjusted odds ratio (aOR) was 2.0 (95% CI, 1.1–3.6) for vaccine receipt in the 28-day exposure window; there was no association in other exposure windows. In season-specific analyses, the aOR in the 1–28 days was 3.7 (95% CI 1.4–9.4) in 2010–11 and 1.4 (95% CI 0.6–3.3) in 2011–12. The association was modified by influenza vaccination in the prior season (post hoc analysis). Among women who received pH1N1-containing vaccine in the previous influenza season, the aOR in the 1–28 days was 7.7 (95% CI 2.2–27.3); the aOR was 1.3 (95% CI 0.7–2.7) among women not vaccinated in the previous season. This effect modification was observed in each season.

Conclusion
SAB was associated with influenza vaccination in the preceding 28 days. The association was significant only among women vaccinated in the previous influenza season with pH1N1-containing vaccine. This study does not and cannot establish a causal relationship between repeated influenza vaccination and SAB, but further research is warranted.

Hormone Pregnancy Tests in the UK : Joan Ryan MP Talks

There are many, many victims with different levels of deformities due to this drug, said MP Joan Ryan

During a debate on Hormone Pregnancy Tests, Joan Ryan MP said the recent Government review seemed to be set on “discrediting” victims. She called for a public inquiry into the hormone pregnancy test Primodos and its connection to deformities and other birth defects.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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MPs Call for Public Inquiry into Hormone Pregnancy Tests

Judge-led inquiry into pregnancy drug Primodos not “off the table”, the Government confirmed

There have been growing calls for a public inquiry into the “Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Tests” scandal, after MPs debated the Primodos drug’s legacy.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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Lower-Dose Primodos-like Contraceptives are Still being used Today : is it Safe ?

Primodos EWG Report : Marie Lyon Comments

Marie Lyon, Chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests, speaks live to Jason Farrell, Senior Political Correspondent for Sky News, about the growing anger among MPs over last month’s Government-commissioned report on the pregnancy drug Primodos.

Severals MPs have joined the Primodos campaigners to say that the Expert Working Group review was a complete whitewash.

  • To download the Report of the Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on Hormone Pregnancy Testsgov.uk.

House of Commons and House of Lords Debates

  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 14 December 2017 – 15:20:54 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 10:40:26 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 16 November 2017 – 17:53:45 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Commons’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 13 October 2016 – 15:05:52 parliamentlive.tv.
  • House of Lords’ talks ref “Hormone pregnancy tests“, 21 January 2016 – 11:06:20 parliamentlive.tv.

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It’s My Ovaries, Stupid !

Dr. Vliet offers a different perspective on hormones

This landmark work in women’s health identifies and offers solutions to the hormonal dysfunctions afflicting millions of young women, teens, and even children, that rob women of future fertility and contribute to devastating problems — from early onset puberty and obesity to depression and increased cancer risk. Women’s health is more than breast cancer, pregnancy, and menopause. In this groundbreaking new work, Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet identifies and explains rarely acknowledged, pervasive threats to young women’s health and fertility — PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), POD (Premature Ovarian Decline), and Premature Ovarian Failure (menopause in the young) — and the overlooked causes of endometriosis, cystitis, early puberty, allergies, heart disease, mood disorders, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, bone loss, anxiety, obesity, and diabetes.

A kind of “Silent Spring” of women’s health, “It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!” presents compelling evidence from worldwide research that common environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors in pesticides, plastic food wrappers, food additives, preservatives, soy supplements, aspartame in diet sodas and junk food, and more — as well as lifestyle factors such as stress — can all profoundly disrupt hormone function, even in childhood.Insidious robbers of quality of life, fertility, and health, hormone dysfunctions are on the rise today, afflicting younger and younger women.Why? What can you do about it? How can you get tested? What treatments are available? Dr. Vliet interprets the latest scientific research and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to answer these and many other crucial questions about commonhealth problems in young women.Whose job is it to take care of the ovaries…beyond their function in reproduction? Why do you have trouble getting help for “hormone problems” that are clearly linked to your monthly cycle?

It’s My Ovaries, Stupid!” bridges this gap in women’s health care and shows you how to understand your symptoms and get reliable tests, how to receive treatment and improve your health, how to wade through the controversies surrounding hormone replacement therapy, and how to explore cutting-edge options for thyroid problems.You can’t afford “not” to read this book. Your life, your fertility, and your long-term health may depend on it. It’s not all in your head, and it’s not just stress. It’s your ovaries!

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Endocrine Disruptors

Pregnancy and childbirth : stark racial disparity in maternal complication numbers

Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It

Maternal Complications
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Fibroids and Preeclampsia
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

About 700 to 900 women die each year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. And for every death, dozens of women suffer life-threatening complications. But there is a stark racial disparity in these numbers. Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die than white mothers. Nevertheless, black women’s voices are often missing from public discussions about what’s behind the maternal health crisis and how to address the problems.” …

… continue reading Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It, propublica.org, Dec. 8 2017.
Featured image credit Adam Cohn.