William L. Toffler M.D.
Professor of Family Medicine Oregon Health Sciences University.
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article March 19, 2010
have severe bipolar disorder and am unable to go off my medication if I become pregnant. How do medications for this disorder affect pregnancy, or should I even consider having children? The situation you describe is obviously anguishing for you. I can well imagine that the advice doctors may have given you was based on their concern that any medicine you take for your bipolar disorder would cause birth defects or irreparable harm to a pregnancy.
What Advice Do You Have for Someone Who Has Been Prescribed the Pill because of a Medical Problem?
article February 20, 2010
I have been on the pill for purely therapeutic reasons (prevention of an ovarian cyst from growing), not merely for birth control, or the regulation of my cycle or the easing of cramps.
What Do You Think of the Progestin Only Pill as a Contraceptive While Nursing?
article February 4, 2010
The so-called mini-pill is the least reliable in suppressing ovulation. Therefore, its mechanism of action is more likely to be post-ovulatory—that is, abortifacient.
Why Doesn't Focus on the Family Take a Definitive Stand Against the Birth Control Pill?
article February 2, 2010
I am a family physician and professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. I am also one of the physicians on the Physicians Resource Council (PRC) at Focus on the Family.
Why Does Focus on the Family Take a Stand Against Emergency Contraception (EC) but Not the Birth Control Pill (BCP)?
article February 1, 2010
There is (at least in my mind and many others) an inconsistency in our position statement. I believe that there is considerable evidence that so-called birth control pills (BCPs) do have a significant post-ovulatory (abortifacient) effect.
Feeding Tubes and Hydration—What's Best For Our Loved Ones?
article June 20, 2003
Everyone deserves tube feeding and hydration. Right? Well, yes. Yet, like many seemingly simple questions, the answer may not be quite as simple when we consider individual cases.
Are There Options when a Necessary Medication Can Cause Abortion?
article January 18, 2010
As a prolife physician who shares Randy Alcorn and your concerns about "birth control" pills. Some of my thoughts...