On this episode of The Period Party, Nat & Nicole talk with Holly Grigg-Spall, a revolutionary activist in the birth control movement.
Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode:
- Why its challenging to talk openly about health problems caused by the Pill.
- How the Pill might be harming your health and how to start using the latest birth control technology in place of old-school hormonal birth control.
- How a documentary on the effects of hormonal birth control could shift the current perspective on this topic.
- The new birth control revolution. Holly breaks down what this is and why all women need to be on board.
Holly Grigg-Spall is the author of “Sweetening the Pill: Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control” and a consulting producer on the documentary it has inspired, from filmmaking team Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. Her work on women’s health issues has featured in Marie Claire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Washington Post and on BBC and CBC radio, amongst others.
She’s also a member of team Daysy. To get a special discount on the Daysy fertility computer use the code PERIODPARTY at checkout.