Was the Pope behind the placebo pills in our combined contraceptive pill?

New guidelines from the Faculty of Sexual And Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) state there are no health benefits to having 21-day cycles on the combined pill, despite the fact they’re the norm and the packaging reflects we should. (Most combined pills are only packaged to have 21 hormonal pills per pack.)

And, now for the real kicker aka the reason why sugar pills were even a thing in the first place…

No, it’s not because our bodies ‘need a break’. 

They were invented to persuade the Pope to approve the Pill.

[category global, reproductive rights]


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