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Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by [Grigg-Spall, Holy]
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Holly Grigg-Spall is fearless, and her courageous advocacy on behalf of women whose stories are too often silenced is a model for others trying to make positive change through health activism. Read the book and get inspired, get angry, and most importantly get information. Sweetening the Pill is exactly the thing needed to energize and mobilize this important women's health conversation. --Laura Eldridge, author of In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women

Holly Grigg-Spall effectively melts the candy coating that obscures a simple truth: what we don't know, can indeed hurt us. Sweetening the Pill, equal parts personal journey, investigative journalism and feminist manifesto, cracks open the paternalist and corporate-driven ethos of self-improvement that undermines women's body literacy. We've got to demand better: more transparency, more options and more support for self-determined health care. Getting there begins with the kind of courageous inquiry Grigg-Spall inspires. --Chris Bobel, associate professor of Women s Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston and author of New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politic

In Sweetening the Pill, Holly Grigg-Spall lays out the reality of hormonal contraception, and the ubiquitous political and commercial interests at play, with breathtaking precision. With most young women using these drugs, and providers cynically side-stepping informed consent and respectful consultation, this is a core and urgent issue of our time. If you are interested in teen girl and women's health, and the wellbeing and evolution of society as a whole, read Sweetening the Pill. It's a riveting read and a powerful tool for change. --Jane Bennett, co-author of The Pill: Are You Sure It s For You? and The Natural Fertility Management Contraception Kit and A Blessing Not A Curse

About the Author

Holly Grigg-Spalls writing has been featured in the UK Independent and Times newspapers and the Washington Post. She has contributed to the Ms. Magazine blog, re:Cycling, the F Bomb, Bedside Manners and Bitch magazine. She lives in California, USA.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2730 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Zero Books (7 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EPQ7YAE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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