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What does the Pope have to do with the contraceptive pill?

1 month ago   |   By Marie Claire

From weight gain to mental health problems, the contraceptive pill has been linked to an array of health complaints since it first became available in the UK 60 years ago. Here Dr Zoe Williams weighs up the effects of the pill on our bodies, and whether its time to switch to something better. Getty Images
Today, its almost impossible to imagine a world without that freedom to enjoy sex without the constant fear of pregnancy but until 1961, that was the reality. It's no wonder that in 1961, when the pill first became available in Britain, it was viewed as a panacea. For the first time in...
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