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Holy Hormones Honey!

Holy Hormones Honey!

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December 05th 2013:Are Women on the Pill Still Female?

Holly Grigg-Spall in her book, Sweetening the Pill or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control states that the perfected body in our culture is not female – but male. She raises an interesting question: if the essential biological center of femaleness is suppressed with synthetic hormones, then can we say that women on the pill are still ‘female’? Holly Grigg-Spall will be sharing her research and concerns about synthetic hormone use. We should all be concerned. By 2015 over 200 million women will be on birth control. How many of us know how this drug works – how many are told about the p

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Holly Grigg-Spall

Author of Sweetening the Pill Or How We Became Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, Holly Grigg-Spall is a women’s health writer and activist whose blog documenting her personal transition off the pill gained international recognition from The BBC, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), and The Independent (UK). Holly began writing a blog in 2009. When in London, England she had an article published in Easy Living on the side effects of the birth control pill. Her research was prompted by her own experience with Yasmin. After researching the pill Holly realized that after 10 years on synthetic hormone contraception, she needed to come off the pill completely. The blog became a place to document
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