Could some pharmaceutical birth control methods be having more dangerous side effects than women realise? The birth control pill was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, but decades after its introduction, women are being prescribed birth control at a young age and taking it for years without realising there may be other safer options for avoiding pregnancy. Featuring interviews with parents and friends of those who've died after complications related to some birth control hormones, Abby Epstein and Holly Grigg Spall question how much the public really know about their medical effects.
Executive Produced by Ricki Lake
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