The Pill

The Pill

Alexandra Pope Jane Bennett

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In The Pill, Jane Bennett and Alexandra Pope draw on research and women’s experiences to discuss “what is the Pill, how does it work and what does it do to your body?” They are critical of the lack of questioning of the safety and efficacy of the Pill and its status as ‘the’ contraceptive of choice for women, especially young women. The research shows that the Pill (like other hormonal contraceptives) is not as failsafe as it is often presented and has a range of potential side effects, including: depression, nausea, headaches, loss of libido, and even long-term fertility difficulties.

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In The Pill, Jane Bennett and Alexandra Pope draw on research and women’s experiences to discuss “what is the Pill, how does it work and what does it do to your body?” They are critical of the lack of questioning of the safety and efficacy of the Pill and its status as ‘the’ contraceptive of choice for women, especially young women. The research shows that the Pill (like other hormonal contraceptives) is not as failsafe as it is often presented and has a range of potential side effects, including: depression, nausea, headaches, loss of libido, and even long-term fertility difficulties.

The authors encourage women to look at other options and provide detailed information on a range of natural fertility management methods and reference to specific resources. They seek to empower women to fully understand and work with their menstrual cycles and maximise their health and wellbeing by selecting the contraceptive method that is appropriate for them and importantly that fits with their sexual life whether in casual or long-term relationships.

Australia 2008.

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