DUTCH Podcast
DUTCH Podcast
Feb 28, 2023
Oral Contraceptives: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Rebecca Clemson, ND
Play • 35 min

Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), or “the pill,” revolutionized women’s healthcare in 1950. Now, almost 75 years later, women and their practitioners are asking questions. In this thought-provoking episode of the DUTCH Podcast, Dr. Jaclyn Smeaton and Dr. Rebecca Clemson compare and contrast the usefulness of the pill with some of its side effects.  

You can join the conversation on the good and bad of birth control. Listen now! 

Sections and Timestamps 

  • 00:00Intro 
  • 04:10The pill to “fix” female problems 
  • 08:02Uses for the pill 
  • 12:10The pill is not benign 
  • 18:20Cardiovascular risks and the pill 
  • 19:56When should a patient take an OCP? 
  • 24:50Endometriosis and OCPs 
  • 27:41How to do birth control right 
  • 34:15Conclusion
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