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I picked up this book from the library shortly after my doctor told me I'd have to quit taking the pill because of sudden-onset hypertension. The science is a little outdated (after all, it was published 14 years ago), but the information goes right along with the things my cardiologist is telling me. It would have been really nice to have this information in my hands 10 years ago when I started taking the pill - maybe I would have made a different decision for my health.
One of the most tireless health advocates, Barbara Seaman (1935-2008) was co-founder of the National Women's Health Network, and a pioneer in a new style of health reporting that focused on patient rights. Her groundbreaking investigative book, The Doctors' Case Against the Pill (1969), prompted Senate hearings in 1970 that led to a warning label on oral contraceptives and the drastic lowering of ...more
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