In addition to possible nausea, vomiting, headache, and weight gain or loss (Schering Chemicals advertisement for Eugynon 30 Microgynon 30) the Pill also is responsible for: . Increased blood pressure (hypertension). Impaired vision, Increased risk of stroke or heart attack, even with new 'low' dose pill. Possible link to cancer of reproductive organs. Possible link to breast cancer. Increased risk of gall bladder disease.

Increased danger of developing liver tumors. Difficulty in conceiving after discontinuing use of pill. Residual risk of heart attack, even after discontinuation of long-term use. Reduced blood levels of essential vitamins.

Development of depressive personality changes ARTIFICIAL CONTRACEPTIVES: EFFECTS ON WOMEN SIDE EFFECTS COMPLICATION SO Headache Increased menstruationO Light or no menstruationO Menstrual cramping O Weight gain or loss Nausea O Vaginal dryness O Local skin irritation O Severe headache sO Very heavy bleeding (twice as long or as much) O Severe, constant pain in the chest, leg, or belly Skin or eyes that become unusually yellow (jaundice) O Loss of sensation in arms or legs Members: 1. Can't Live in the Closet, Inc. (CLIC) 2. Da mayan ng Maralitang Pilipino ng Api (DAMP A) 3.

Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (D SWP) 4. Demographic Research and Development Foundation (D RDF) 5. IMA Foundation 6. Medecine Sans Frontieres-Belgium (MSF-Belgium) 7.

C SWP 8. DOT Phils. 9. Family Planning Organization of the Phils.

(F POP) 10. Friendly Care Foundation 11. Institute of Social Studies and Action (ISSA) 12. Institute of Maternal and Child Health (I MCH) 13. Integrated Maternal Child Care Services and Development, Inc.

(IMCCSDI) 14. Kababaihan Laban sa Kara hasan (KALAKASAN) 15. Lina ngan ng Kababaihan, Inc. (Lik haan) (serves as RHAN's convenor and secretariat.) 16.

Phil. NGO Support Program (Phan Sup) 17. Phil. Federation for Natural Family Planning (PFN FP) 18. Phil. NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare, Inc.

(P NGOC) 19. Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRR M) 20. Population Services Pilipinas, Inc. (PSP I) 21. Reach Out Foundation, International 22. Reproductive Health, Rights and Ethics Center for Studies and Training (Repro Cen) 23.

Trade Union Congress of the Phils. (TCP) 24. Tri-Dev Specialist Foundation, Inc. 25. Woman Health Phils. 26.

Women's Legal Education, Advocacy and Defense Foundation (Women LEAD) 27. Women's Media Circle.