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Holy Hormones Honey!

Holy Hormones Honey!

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March 13th 2014:Holly Grigg Spall: What's in Your Depo?

The Economist named the Pill one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." Now, it's part of the lives of 10.5 million American women. But how much do we know about the effects of synthetic hormones on our bodies? According to Holly Grigg-Spall author of Sweetening the Pill or How We Became Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control, “What we don’t know about our bodies helps pharmaceutical companies ‘sell’ their contraceptive drugs, and keeps us ‘addicted’ to them.” The birth control injection, Depo is prescribed more so to teen girls than any other demographic. How many are aware the method

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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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