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Under the Hood

Aug 15, 2018

Shrinking ovaries, “withdrawal bleeds” instead of periods, and all the symptoms and side effects your doctor never told you about hormonal birth control.  Patti and Aleks dive in deep with Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening The Pill: Or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control. In Part 1 of this conversation they talk about the history of hormonal birth control, why as many as 80% of women will take hormonal birth control at some point in their lives, and the stinging anger we all feel as we, once again, shake our fist at the patriarchy.  

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