Author(s): A; Bennett, J. Pope
While the Pill has become an integral part of women's lives, it is far from innocent. Links have been made between the Pill and depression, a loss of libido, nausea, weight gain, difficulties with conception, headaches and migraines. When a teenage girl or woman goes on the Pill, her body is a state of artificial pregnancy. Some women and girls are on the Pill for a short time. Many, however, are on it for ten to fifteen or more years. The Pill. Are you sure it's for you?explores the physical and psychological repercussions of taking the Pill, what other reliable contraceptive choices women and girls have, and how to regain their health and wellbeing as their body returns to its natural rhythm.
Jane Bennett originally trained in Social Work and Clinical Hypnotherapy. She has worked as a natural fertility specialist since 1990, where she organises training seminars and ongoing support for health professionals. Alexandra Pope is a psychotherapist of 15 years and facilitator in private practice and is a clinical member of the Counsellor and Psychotherapy Association, NSW (CAPA). Author of The Wild Genie: The Healing Power of Menstruation and Walking with the Genie: The Modern Woman's Menstrual Health Kit, Alexandra has run workshops nationally and internationally on menstrual health and the psychology of women for the last 11 years.