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The pill, just like the cigarette !

Do you control your body by popping the pill or does this drug control you? Sweetening the pill explores the disappointment of hormonal contraception. It discloses another reality, made of terrible side-effects that affects the well being and self confidence of millions of women. Interview with the author, the feminist Holly Grigg-Spall.

By Pryska Ducoeurjoly, France (see in french)

Your book tackles a « sacred cow »… How did you get involved in this issue?

book_coverAt the end of 2008 I began to experience overwhelming anxiety, depression, debilitating brain fog, and intense panic attacks which affected my work and relationship. After questioning every aspect of my life, and my sanity, I eventually discovered it was not me, but the birth control pill I was taking…

I could not understand how I had never read anything in the media about the Pill’s hormonal side effects. Searching on the internet, I soon discovered many other young women dealing with similar side effects of it.

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La pilule, c’est comme la cigarette!


Les femmes pensaient contrôler leur corps en prenant la pilule, mais pour la féministe Holly Grigg-Spall, c’est plutôt la pilule qui a pris le contrôle. Dans
Sweetening the pill (1), livre publié aux Etats-Unis, elle explore la face cachée de la contraception hormonale. Outre les effets secondaires notoires (perte de la libido, trouble de l’humeur, risques cardio-vasculaires), la pilule s’avère aussi sournoise que la cigarette. Plus facile de commencer que d’arrêter… Interview

Propos recueillis et traduits par Pryska Ducoeurjoly

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