New book reveals scary, long-term side effects of The Pill


Could depression, obesity and sexual dysfunction all be blamed on misinformation about oral contraceptives?

On the one hand, we are a culture obsessed with health, fitness and nutrition — especially when they promise to mitigate the effects of aging. On the other hand, those of us who wouldn’t dream of scarfing down a Twinkie for fear of inciting a carb-high-fructose-related disaster are weirdly receptive to ingesting, swallowing and injecting just about anything that promises to make it all better, particularly when accompanied by a smattering of scientific studies, a dollop of celebrity endorsement and a slick marketing campaign.

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