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Sweetening the Pill

In 2013 Holly Grigg-Spall published her book Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.

I was so relieved to read this book and engage with the debates surrounding it. 1,127 more words


PMS, mood swings and the pill...well worth a read.

Mood swings? It might be more than PMS…
The most commonly prescribed combined contraceptive pill has a potential side-effect that more women – and GPs – should know about… 973 more words

Mood Swings

Why are you on the pill?

One of the issues I have with the pill are the creative marketing practices that expand the market to include a variety of women who use oral contraceptives for reasons other than birth control. 792 more words

Periods, pills and personal experiences

Greetings, friends. It’s been a while since my last post, but this is something I’ve been meaning to write for a while. It’s a long-un, but bear with me if you can be bothered. 1,424 more words


The pill - not all it's cracked up to be

Fertility awareness gets such a bad wrap. Since fertility awareness still remains on the fringe of popular culture it is often misunderstood, and since most people have heard of the rhythm method it never fails that the fertility awareness method and the rhythm method are considered to be one in the same.  637 more words

My Introduction to Charting & the Fertility Awareness Method

In the big debacle over the Supreme Court’s recent decision on providing birth control health coverage (which, I’ve discovered I can’t really start talking about without entering a frantic “but I just…. 1,138 more words


Make Birth Control Over The Counter

Depending on your politics, the Hobby Lobby decision either made you either really happy or really upset. Personally, I was happy: I was happy that the Court upheld the liberty of people running their own private business. 636 more words

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