10.20
The Racist and Sexist History of the Pill

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When people identify as either “liberal” or “conservative” they stop asking certain kinds of questions, because to do so would be perceived as a betrayal of their side. So, for example, progressive women don’t ask questions about natural alternatives to the Pill, or acknowledge the racist history of Planned Parenthood, or speak of their unborn child. This piece on Broadly a pro-choice site, is an exception to the rule:  The Racist and Sexist History of the Pill

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10.5
The Pill Is Linked to Depression & Doctors Can No Longer Ignore It

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“Teens experienced an 80% increase in depression with the combined pill.”

The phrase “women’s health” has become synonymous with artifical birth control, IUDs and abortion, even though they make us less not more healthy. There are safe, natural and nonviolent ways to prevent pregnancy, treat infertility, and space children, so why don’t we know about them? The Guardian: The Pill Is Linked to Depression And Doctors Can No Longer Ignore It. Time: Depression Risk of the Pill. Daily Mail: Abortion Triples Breast Cancer Risk

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6.28
TCC Films: Sweetening the Pill

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Ricki Lake’s natural childbirth documentary The Business of Being Born questioned the over-medicalization of birth. Her new film, Sweetening the Pill, questions the over-use of artificial birth control.  More and watch the trailer after the jump:

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10.21
Ditch the Pill Years Before You Plan to Start a Family

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We’re Catholics, so we think there are lots of good reasons to ditch artificial birth control in favor of Natural Family Planning or The Fertility Awareness Method, but one of the least discussed reasons is that when you are ready to start a family, having used the Pill in the past makes it more difficult to conceiveDitch the Pill Years Before You Plan to Start a Family.  After the jump, a picture of my daughter falling asleep while eating pizza. Because, why not?

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5.17
New Report Suggests The Pill Shrinks Parts of Women’s Brains

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A recent study out of UCLA suggests that hormonal contraceptives thin parts of women’s brains and affect their functioning. “You might think after 50 years and hundreds of millions of women taking various incarnations of the pill, there would be a large, cohesive and impressive body of evidence on it, but there’s next to nothing.” More from The Register here: New Report Suggests The Pill Shrinks Parts of Women’s Brains

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