THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL: HOW SAFE IS IT?

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Watch This -

9.40PM, SBS

THE contraceptive pill is of­ten cred­ited for the sex­ual rev­o­lu­tion, af­ford­ing women greater free­doms to choose sex­ual part­ners, without fear of un­wanted preg­nancy. Yet the tiny lit­tle tablet has been at the cen­tre of big scan­dals and fear-mon­ger­ing over the years, in­clud­ing it be­ing linked to an in­creased risk of breast can­cer, blood clots and even sui­ci­dal thoughts. But how likely are these side ef­fects re­ally? Myths and skewed re­port­ing aside, UK GP Dr Zoe Wil­liams (pic­tured) is out to set the record straight and launches her own sur­vey of 1000 women, aged be­tween 18-35. A must-watch.

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