Sweetening the Pill

Sweetening the Pill

Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control

Book - 2013
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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?
Publisher: Winchester [England] : Zero Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781780996073
1780996071
Branch Call Number: 613.94322 GRI
Characteristics: x, 197 pages ;,22 cm

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