Time to tell the truth about ‘the pill’

Katie Breckenridge’s essay about the medical dangers of the contraceptive pill in the May 3 issue track with issues I’ve seen in young women for years.

Now, my young adult granddaughter tells me that her friends are going off the pill, after experiencing weight gain and severe emotional instability. Some resent their mothers for recommending the pill for menstrual irregularities and acne.

As a doctor, I warned my daughters that its dangers included risk of stroke, emotional disturbance, and even possibly difficulties with fertility in the future.

As a Catholic, I’m happy that my daughters understand that the pill only interferes between a man and his wife when it comes to establishing a happy marriage.

— Dr. Graciela C. Pozo, Miami, Florida

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