Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control

Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control

by Holy Grigg-Spall
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Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by Holy Grigg-Spall

"Holly Grigg-Spall is fearless, and her courageous advocacy on behalf of women whose stories are too often silenced is a model for others trying to make positive change through health activism. Read the book and get inspired, get angry, and most importantly get information. Sweetening the Pill is exactly the thing needed to energize and mobilize this important women's health conversation." Laura Eldridge, author of In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women

Millions of healthy women take a powerful medication every day from their mid-teens to menopause - the Pill - but few know how this drug works or the potential side effects. Contrary to cultural myth, the birth-control pill impacts on every organ and function of the body, and yet most women do not even think of it as a drug. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, rage, panic attacks - just a few of the effects of the Pill on half of the over 80% of women who pop these tablets during their lifetimes. When the Pill was released, it was thought that women would not submit to taking a medication each day when they were not sick. Now the Pill is making women sick. However, there are a growing number of women looking for non-hormonal alternatives for preventing pregnancy. In a bid to spark the backlash against hormonal contraceptives, this book asks: Why can't we criticize the Pill?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780996073
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 276,586
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Holly Grigg-Spall’s writing has been featured in the UK Independent and Times newspapers and the Washington Post. She has contributed to the Ms. Magazine blog, re:Cycling, the F Bomb, Bedside Manners and Bitch magazine. She lives in California, USA.

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Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
It tends to repeat itself (lightly) at times and the writing feels a bit sloppy in some places, but the content is golden and a must-read for women regardless of how they feel about hormonal contraceptives. I heard about it while heavily questioning my health on the pill and started reading it after I decided to stop taking it, and this book completely solidified my decision and backed up all of my suspicions that doctors refused to acknowledge. You owe it to yourself, your health, and the women around you to read this book. Most likely, you'll be nodding along during majority of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something you probably never considered
Anonymous More than 1 year ago