8 ways birth control pills might be harming your health |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

Millions of women take birth control pills (BCP) for contraception and/or to treat an underlying hormone imbalance. BCPs block ovulation and thicken your cervical mucus so that sperm have a reduced chance of meeting up with a fertilized egg. But are they a good idea? That depends. As a gynecologist practicing functional medicine, I have…

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Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein about their new documentary film, Sweetening the Pill. They are passionate about helping women understand the risks and benefits of contraception, not in a fear mongering way, but in a balanced and holistic manner that honors our need for birth control while demanding…

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