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Why I quit taking the contraceptive pill


by Lauren Heskin
05th Feb 2024

The pill

The pill

After 10 years of taking it religiously, I started to wonder exactly what it was that I was putting into my body every day.

I remember the first time I asked for the pill. The GP who attended to me – I avoided the family doctor out of teenage awkwardness – talked relentlessly about how women always complained about their boobs getting bigger when they were on the pill when really it was just water retention and it should subside after a few months. I hadn’t heard of this before and frankly, it wouldn’t have deterred my gangly 16-year-old...

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