The Birth Control Blues, what your birth control pill may be doing to your health


By Sara Dietz

I recently came across the book "The Pill Problem: How to Protect Your Health from the Side Effects of Oral Contraception" by pharmacist Ross Pelton. New studies shown in this book say that many women taking oral contraceptives for decades have struggled with "the Birth Control Blues".

What are the "Birth Control Blues"? This phrase confirms reports that oral contraceptives double the risk of women developing depression which in turn leads them to be unnecessarily dependent of antidepressant medications.

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