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

Artist
Holly Grigg-Spall
Date
2013
Publisher
Zone Books
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-78099-607-3
Size
14 × 21.6 × 1 cm
Length
197 
Description

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?

  1. Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Cont
 

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