Proponents of the birth control pill have always put a premium on the “sexual freedom” they say it provides. But Dr. Ellen Grant, once a proponent of the pill, changed her mind after taking part in a study of its side effects. Side effects Dr. Grant lists are:

The cessation of normal menstrual cycles and hormone production, migraines, loss of libido, depression [which Grant claims can lead to child abuse and suicide], severe mood swings, thrombosis, brain hemorrhage, visual disturbances, accidental deaths, weight gain, gall bladder disease, diabetes, vascular disease, cervical, ovarian and breast cancer, allergies, immune diseases, post-pill infertility, mental illness, cervical erosions, ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages and fetal abnormalities.