Episode 46 – “Male Birth Control, A Reality?”


00:03 - Welcome to Episode 46 of My Views, Extended.
I am your host Nadia.
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I am recording this on my tablet, which I’ve also been using for the voiceover for my cooking videos.
So, I apologize for the sound quality.
I’m working with the company to get this sorted out.
Should I have mentioned the mic problems, some say yes, others say no.
Should I have recorded without my microphone?
Same as previously stated.
But if it’s not a holiday or I’m not sick, I’m going to try and make due with the equipment that I have.
it will not be perfect, not that it was perfect but, I'm just going to make due with what I have.
Because some people don't have any options and they just can't do it and they just go silent.
I'm using what I have and that is a tablet, for now.
02:36 - I spoke about the Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder cases before so this is another update.
“A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than US$70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer”
The trial began on September 26, 2016.
Of course, Johnson & Johnson is going to appeal the verdict because they believe “are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder.”
Approximately 2000 more women have filed similar lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson's.
“other research that began connecting talcum powder to ovarian cancer in the 1970s."
He said "case studies have indicated that women who regularly use talc on their genital area face up to a 40 per cent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.”
“The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies genital use of talc as "possibly carcinogenic."
"The National Toxicology Program, made up of parts of several different government agencies, has not fully reviewed talc.”
“Johnson & Johnson has been targeted before by health and consumer groups over ingredients in its products, including Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo."
"The company agreed in 2012 to eliminate 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde, both considered probable carcinogens, from all products by 2015.”
When the first lawsuit was in the news I threw away all, of my baby powder.
I do not want or need the risk.
Would you still use Johnson & Johnson products for yourself or your babies?
Why or why not?
04:41 - Male birth control closer to becoming a reality?
Sort of.
Sort of not.
A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, studied 266 married men.
Aged 18-45.
4 of the participants became fathers.
The injection, containing progestogen and testosterone is supposed to lower the sperm count.
The birth control is in the form of an injection.
Side effects of the male birth control are acne, injection site pain & increased libido.
All of which seem, pretty normal to me as a good or bad side effect.
Depression & mood changes were the biggest factor and actually caused the study to end early.
And which will probably not be experienced by the majority of users.
Critics of the study including myself state that you are stopping, with some exception, one egg with a woman.
1,500 sperm with a man.
That is not a chance that I am willing to take.
No one is going to take it, because they had to stop the study.
It will be awhile before we have to worry about that.
I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.
They're really not putting the money, funding into having better methods, with less "detrimental" side effects.
Let's face it mood and depression are pretty big factors.
The other ones, the pain at the injection site, acne, increased libido.
That's kind of for the par, when your putting anything into your body.
We'll see what happens in the next 10, 15, 20 years?
Who knows.
06:31 - Did anyone see the video of the 80-something year old couple in Coquitlam, BC?
Police were called after this couple refused to leave a tenants meeting.
I believe they were Korean.
It was reported that a fight had broken out during the meeting.
Police manhandling and abusing old people.
Sending both the cop and the old people down the stairs.
They were visibly old.
It's not as if they looked like they were in their 50's.
They looked old.
I don't know.
Should they have resisted arrest?
Should the cops manhandle and dragged the old people, with fragile skin and bones down stairs?
Both parties were in the wrong, in my opinion but the police officers are supposed to be trained to de-escalate the situation.
Or they should be if they were not.
What was the officers hurry?
Being annoyed with the situation does not give them the right to hurry the situation along, especially in such a brutal fashion.
They looked like they were twice as big as this couple, in size.
Half they age of them.
There was no need, for the situation to have escalated so much.
I’m sure the little girl, the grand-daughter screaming and hollering irritated them (the police) even more.
But again, not enough for the situation to have turned the way that it did.
Good luck to the investigation.
Doing the right thing and appeasing the public is not going to be easy task.
08:47 - I kind of want to start decorating for Christmas and playing Christmas music, already.
The Canadian Thanksgiving is over, Halloween just passed, so why not.
Lights, table settings.
A Christmas tree.
Happy cheerful Christmas music to lighten up the gray mornings and early nights.
Why not?
Is there an actual time for when the Christmas season starts or should I just worry about my own house?
Do what ever puts me in the holiday spirit?
Do you have a date that you start to put up Christmas decorations around your home or start to play Christmas music?
I sing and hum Christmas music all year long, especially in the summer months.
It makes me happy, what can I say?
I guess technically I won't have any white Christmas's unless I go back east, back home.
Out here there is no snow that really stays, where I live.
Even back east it's been pretty warm and sometimes we don't always get the nice white Christmas.
Damn climate change.
Is there a time that you do Christmas decorations, music?
Or do you wait until December.
I don't know, I think I might go for November this year.
10:21 - Quote or Saying of the Week.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Stowe
So true when you look back at almost anything in your life that you wanted to give up on.
Especially when you look back at almost anything that you've done in your life.
That you've wanted to give up on.
If I had just stopped, if I had droped that class when I wanted to.
If I had not gone and put in that job application in.
Or if I had not gone to some event, where there's lots of strangers.
If I had not gone and done those things, I wouldn't have accomplished, whatever.
I wouldn't have finished, whatever.
I wouldn't have met, whomever.
The unfortunate thing about giving up is you'll never know how close or far away you really were, to completing that task or life event.
But as I'm saying this, would you have actually accomplished whatever that was?
Or is it your persistence that made whatever you were striving for come to fruition?
Like what you put into it, did that make it happen or was ot actually goint to happen anyways?
If that makes sense.
Sometimes I get too into my head.
What if you were never meant to succeed at that particular task?
Would it have been something that you would never give up on?
You just did it decade after decade, that tide never turned.
That's a queston that we'll never really know.
I think too many questions came out of this quote.
Hopefully if you never give up, that tide will turn.
Hopefully that thing, that event, person, whatever your striving for, will come to fruition.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Stowe
12:18 - What I’m Grateful For, this past week.
The rain that we are receiving.
As I'm recording this, I'm hearing the rain pattering on the window.
It can be really annoying, especially when I have to be out and about.
And do errands and your slopping around.
It's just wet and by the time you come back, your clothes are wet and damp.
Yes with the rain, that we're getting in the BC mainland, you miss a lot of the sun.
It’s been a pretty dry year, where I live, so the earth needs it.
The trees, the farmers, gardeners.
So many parts of the world are in a long running draught. So I’ll do my best to not complain about the rain and just be grateful that I have a waterproof jacket, an umbrella.
That I have a warm home to dry all of my outdoor clothing in.
I can put on warm, dry clothes.
Sometimes you gotta keep it simple, because it is simple.
That is what I'm grateful for this past week.
13:35 - Thank you for tuning into Episode 46 of My Views, Extended.
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14:10 - Outro music by ArchDuke.

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