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?

Sweetening The Pill questions the truth of all that we have come to believe about the birth control pill and asks whether, under the cover of liberation, hormonal contraceptives have oppressed women.


Publisher: Winchester, UK ; Washington, USA : Zero Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd, 2013
ISBN: 9781780996073
1780996071
Branch Call Number: 613.94322 G876s 2013
Characteristics: x, 197 p. ; 22 cm

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