Thursday, January 08, 2009

Like a Natural Woman
Ann Friedman, Ms. Magazine: "When Lybrel, a brand of birth control pill that stops monthly menstruation, became available in July, many women expressed skepticism that suppressing a regular bodily function could come without serious side effects. The media quickly latched onto this attitude, with headlines such as 'Many Young Women Wary of a Life Without Periods.' One woman told The New York Times she was worried by 'the idea that you can turn your body on and off like a tap.'"

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