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The Pill: Are You Sure It's for You?

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
While a birth control pill is taken by most women at some stage in their lives, few realize that it is not without side effects. Clear links have been made between oral contraceptives and such symptoms as depression, nausea, headaches, and a loss of libido. Other women also experience difficulties conceiving and raising fully healthy children after coming off the drug. Acc ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Allen Unwin (first published May 1st 2008)
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Paula M. Youmell
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
The pill is not natural and as an OB/GYN RN, Maternity Nurse, I have recommended for decades that women leave these hormones out of their bodies. They are toxic

I recommend this book to all females in every stage of their lives and menstrual flow.

Moms and Grandmoms read and recommend to your daughters so they are 100% aware of the effects of hormonal birth control. Excellent information about other options to be in control of your reproductive capacity and menstrual cycles.

Have your sons read it
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Melissa
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Good info if you want to know what your options are especially hormone free. But telling me my period is a form of meditation is more hippy than I am and a complete load of crap.
Melissa Reagan
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed learning about the side effects that aren't typically pointed out when deciding on a birth control. This book is limited on how much information is given but it also gives a good summery and if I wanted to I could research further by way of the resources supplied in the back. This book helped me decide sooner to get rid of the Nexplanon, I have support from my partner which helps, not everyone is at a stage in their lives where they think this is an option.
Mitch
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
I learned a ton from this book. It is written in a very fair style - taking into consideration many sides of the topic of whether to use hormonal contraceptive medication. It is full of important scientific information but written in a very kind, accessible style that made me feel like I was sitting down with some wise women who truly wanted to share their wisdom for the health of all. I really enjoyed this book and am grateful to have found it. It gave me a deeper understanding and respect for ...more
Duzzlebrarian
Apr 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book's byline should have read THE PILL IS EVIL.
Doesn't even attempt to be evenhanded in dealing with the pros and cons of the Pill - they're all cons. The Pill will kill you, and every single woman who's ever taken it regrets it. Further, periods are wonderful and fulfilling and joy, joy, joy (that's news to me); your acne is your own fault; all the other contraception methods are equally bad; and lastly, the only contraceptive that works is natural family planning, so we should ALL be us
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Colubrina Laticauda
Interessante per chi non ha ancora le idee chiare su che effetti può fare la pillola anticoncezionale sul proprio corpo. Di taglio più "medico" rispetto a "Mestruazioni" della Pope, mi pare i suoi interventi si rifacciano in toto all'altro sui libro.
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