97817809960809781780996073 Sweetening the Pill from Zer0 Books
Sweetening the Pill

Sweetening the Pill

Is it really true? Has contraception liberated or oppressed women?

Sweetening the Pill

Is it really true? Has contraception liberated or oppressed women?

Paperback £12.99 || $22.95

Sep 27, 2013
978-1-78099-607-3

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Sep 27, 2013
978-1-78099-608-0

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Holly Grigg-Spall
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Feminism & feminist theory, Women's health, Women's studies

Synopsis

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?

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