Ancient Chinese Birth Control Pill

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Offline JJVIGGIANO

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« on: 05/05/2007 22:12:16 »
   In "Ancient Inventions," hosted by Terry Jones, the narrator describes the method by which the ancient Chinese made birth control pills: they boiled a vat of urine from pregnant women, scraped off what was left over, added it to a paste, and cut and rolled it into pills. Now, it turns out that urine from pregnant women does contain progesterone (not too surprisingly), which is found in modern birth control pills. I suppose the critical question is: does enough/any progesterone survive this boiling process? I think someone should test this myth by boiling urine from a pregnant woman and analyzing the resulting salt deposit in the pot for the presence of progesterone. I've already posted it on the Mythbusters' website. I sure hope they test it. Thanks. BTW, love the show!
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« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2007 17:41:33 »
is this taking the P***  or what?.......................LOL

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« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2007 17:54:07 »
Well clearly it never worked as China has the highest population ever !!
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« Reply #3 on: 06/05/2007 17:57:46 »
Well clearly it never worked as China has the highest population ever !!

ah-so that what went wrong..........

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« Reply #4 on: 06/05/2007 18:30:31 »
Unfortunately the Chinese didn't read the labels properly.

"Take one a day and hold between knees"

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« Reply #5 on: 16/05/2007 03:09:33 »
yeah i don't think i could make myself take medicine made out of pee. so if it's in anything i take now please don't tell me. lol

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« Reply #6 on: 16/05/2007 10:47:24 »
yeah i don't think i could make myself take medicine made out of pee. so if it's in anything i take now please don't tell me. lol

I hope you don't drink American beer then!  [:D]
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« Reply #7 on: 16/05/2007 16:06:02 »
i don't!

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« Reply #8 on: 17/05/2007 16:43:17 »
yeah i don't think i could make myself take medicine made out of pee. so if it's in anything i take now please don't tell me. lol

I hope you don't drink American beer then!  [:D]

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« Reply #9 on: 17/05/2007 20:05:18 »
"yeah i don't think i could make myself take medicine made out of pee. so if it's in anything i take now please don't tell me. lol"
What about drugs derived from horse urine?
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« Reply #10 on: 18/05/2007 04:10:57 »
No hormonal drugs for me....ick!
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« Reply #11 on: 18/05/2007 05:07:24 »
there are drugs derived from... but... ew!

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« Reply #12 on: 18/05/2007 05:19:00 »
Yes, there is!  Unfortunately women take hormonal pills which take pee from PREGNANT horses! 
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« Reply #13 on: 18/05/2007 05:20:41 »
i don't think i can make myself take my pill tomorrow....

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« Reply #14 on: 18/05/2007 06:11:40 »
Do you need estrogen/progesterone? Premarin/prempro are the ones most women take.  Do you take these or any throwbacks of these pills????
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« Reply #15 on: 18/05/2007 06:17:26 »
i don't know. it's called mircette... but that's the brand name. i don't even have the pack where it says what's in it. it's the only kind that doesn't give me migraines

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« Reply #16 on: 18/05/2007 06:35:48 »
Oh, that is a birth control medicine!  You scared me...but even birth control has side effects.....bless your heart!  Birth control have caused you migraines! I could not stand being on this form of control myself and it did not help regulate anything for me...but there are so many kinds out there now it is amazing! 
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« Reply #17 on: 18/05/2007 06:39:40 »
oh. yes. it seems we were talking about two different things. so just to be clear... is there horse urine in my birth control? lol. cuz i really need to know now

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« Reply #18 on: 18/05/2007 06:41:52 »
yes i get migraines on some of them right after i start taking the sugar pill ones. my doctor said it's the sudden drop in whatever hormone is in it. this one has had me migraine free for four months now

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« Reply #19 on: 20/05/2007 04:39:55 »
No just the hormonal ones I mentioned...LOL  Glad you are not having the migraines now.
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« Reply #20 on: 20/05/2007 10:14:44 »
I think the hormones in mircette are synthetic. I'm not sure the ones derived from horse pee are still on the market.
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« Reply #21 on: 21/05/2007 05:23:16 »
i feel much better now. thank you!