Originally a ground-breaking tool for both female empowerment and contraception in the 1960s, Emily shines a light on how the Pill works and the many myths surrounding it, in order to reclaim true empowerment through the power of informed decision-making.
In this episode Emily discusses:
the history of the Pill, and how its conception (pun intended!) changed the game for birth control for women
How the Pill works: by preventing ovulation
The efficacy - both realistic and idealistic - of the Pill
Some of the common reasons many women are prescribed the Pill (other than for contraception)
The Pill’s hormones, and how they differ to human hormones
Why a Pill-bleed isn’t a period
Some of the common side-effects of Pill use, including depression and weight gain
Post-Pill conditions and syndromes, including post-pill acne, and why they occur
Arguments for the Pill and non-hormonal contraceptive alternatives
Plus so much more!
Naturopath Emily Bathgate, offers natural, holistic and evidence-based treatments for a range of skin + general health condition, addressing underlying causes and setting you up for ongoing skin health + wellness.