In today’s episode, I share two powerful stories with you. I recently reached out to the members of the Fertility Friday Facebook Community and asked if anyone had experienced negative side effects on hormonal contraceptives. The responses were overwhelming, and I decided to invite two of the women who reached out to me to share their stories on the show. Both Briana and Cieara share their reflections about their time on hormonal birth control and the impact that it had on their moods.
Topics discussed in today’s episode
- Briana shares her experience taking hormonal contraceptives
- Why Briana had to stop taking the pill 3 days after she started taking it for the first time
- How hormonal birth control impacted Briana’s moods the second time she was put on them
- Why Briana didn’t attribute many of the side effects of the pill to the pill until she finally stopped taking it
- The scientific evidence that validates the effect the pill has on mood and painful sex
- Why doctors often recommend a different pill instead of suggesting you stop altogether when you have a bad reaction to it
- The political implications associated with telling the truth about the pill and the way it affects women
- Cieara shares her experience taking hormonal contraceptives
- The connection between the pill and chronic yeast infections
- The roller coaster Cieara went on going from yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis
- Why it was the headaches that Cieara experienced that finally made her come off the pill
- Why Cieara didn’t make the connection between the yeast infections and the pill until after she stopped taking it.
Connect with Lisa
- FFP 021 | What Hormonal Contraceptives Really do to Women | Sweetening the Pill | Holly Grigg-Spall
- Is The Pill Destroying Your Sex Life? Top 3 Ways Hormonal Contraceptives Obliterate Your Libido, And Why It Might Be Permanent
- FFP 104 | Birth Control Pills From Your Doctor’s Perspective | Why Your Physician isn’t Looking at the Root Cause | Alternative Medicine for Women | Dr. Miranda Naylor
- Characteristics of women who experience mood and sexual side effects with the use of hormonal contraception | Research Study
- FFP 121 | Fertility Awareness Method | Reproductive Justice | Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals | Ilene Richman
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