Recent Press

VICE: Why Can’t We Be More Critical of the Pill?

Like an inflatable penis pool toy at a hen's party, for many women the Pill has been a license to go wild. Simply by taking a tiny tablet every day, a woman can outsmart her inbuilt baby-making equipage and enjoy worry-free sex. But while the majority of the 100+...

Sister Magazine: Sweetening The Pill

If you've picked up a copy of our latest issue (and if you haven't, you can here) you'll know that our EIC Beccy Hill interviewed Holly Grigg Spall about her incredible research into the contraceptive pill and it's effects on women's mental and physical health. After...

BBC News: My Nightmare On The Pill

Millions of women rely on the contraceptive pill and many are happy with it - but some find it has a devastating effect on their mental health. Here Vicky Spratt, deputy editor of The Debrief, describes years of depression, anxiety and panic as she tried one version...

Study Links Depression with Birth Control, Especially for Teen Girls

Women using birth control - especially teenagers - are at significantly higher risk of depression, according to a new study from Denmark that tracked more than a million women. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women who used the...

MagaMama Episode 51

Holly Grigg-Spall on Birth Control, Feminism & Moving Forward Holly Griggs-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill, shares how her mental health changed when she stopped taking hormonal birth control. She shares her own journey, the dearth of critical examination of...