Grace Emily Stark, assistant editor of Natural Womanhood, is a 2019 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow investigating the effects of birth control. Grace has a M.A. in Bioethics & Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago. When she isn't writing or chasing after her energetic toddler, Grace loves to relax by cooking, baking, and hosting barbecues with her husband where they live in San Diego, CA. You can read more of Grace's writing at graceemilystark.com.
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A new book explores the effects of contraceptives on the brain
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The surprising benefits of eating produce during its peak season
A further excuse to keep your little one close.
"Perfect efficiency" may not exist when it comes to birth control.
The side effects, while downplayed, shouldn't be so easily cast aside.
You don't always have to accept these symptoms.
It may be affecting more than you think.
These side effects are causing women to sour on the pill
Hint: it's a lot!