It's Time To Take Back Control
The most sought-after experts - doctors, naturopaths, and hormonal health coaches - separate the myths from the science around birth control and provide incredible insights and supportive guidance to take back control of your body and your cycles.
Become the Expert of Your Own Reproductive Health
Have You Ever...
- Had your side effects dismissed or ignored by a medical professional?
- Tried multiple hormonal birth control options and felt stuck with the best of the bad bunch?
- Questioned how hormonal birth control may have impacted your mental health and sex drive?
Our comprehensive Birth Control Basics Series will help put you back in control of your reproductive health. We've curated vital information from over 50 leading hormonal health experts.
Each episode dives deeper into topics like:
- finding the right birth control
- transitioning off hormonal contraception
- options for teens
- advocating for yourself at the doctor
- uncovering the benefits of your monthly cycle
Plus get exclusive book excerpts, supporting research, and media links.
Inside the Masterclass Video Series
Know Your Hormonal Birth Control
This episode covers the state of birth control options today. Learn about the mechanisms that make birth control effective contraception, and the myths we have been taught about how it functions. We’ll also cover the IUD, and how to choose the right contraceptive for you.
What you'll learn in Episode 1:
- Why the pill doesn’t regulate your cycle
- Why pill bleeds are not periods
- The estrogen and progestin used in the pill are not real hormones.
- How oral contraceptives rob your body of essential vitamins like B6
- How IUD’s work compared to the pill, the patch and the ring
Does The Pill Change Your Brain
This episode covers the mental health effects of using hormonal contraceptives. For many years women were not believed when they noted that the pill caused mood disorders like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, rage, and brain fog. Finally we have science to support these claims.
What You’ll Learn in Episode 2:
- How hormonal birth control can cause depression
- Why it can lead to loss of libido
- How it can affect sexual attraction
- The impact on your microbiome and inflammation
- How cortisol signalling affects mood and stress levels
Side Effects and Risks
This episode covers information about serious physical health risks of using hormonal contraceptives. Know what to look out for when trying a new contraceptive, and know the warning signs of a serious adverse health event so that you can take action.
What You’ll Learn in Episode 3:
- How IUD’s can cause a hormonal crash
- Why migraines increase your risk for stroke
- The increased risks of autoimmune disease
- Common blood mutations that can increase your risk of clots
- How to recognize early warning signs for blood clots
How to Discuss Contraception with Your Doctor
In this episode experts discuss the concept of informed consent. Many patients report medical gaslighting when trying to speak with their doctors about their side effects. This episode covers tricks and tips for discussing your health with your doctor, and how to get the care you deserve.
What You’ll Learn in Episode 4:
- How a lack of body literacy affects informed consent
- How to advocate for yourself in a medical setting
- Framing the conversation as hormonal vs non-hormonal
- Even physicians have been gaslit about side effects
- Why female OB/GYN’s can’t erase the misogyny in medicine
Teen Health and Birth Control
How are teens uniquely impacted by using the pill? This episode will help you understand the risks of hormonal birth control as a teen, as well as the benefit to allowing your menstrual cycle to develop, and treating period problems holistically.
What You’ll Learn in Episode 5:
- The non-hormonal options for teens
- The benefits of letting the menstrual cycle develop
- Long term risks for teens
- Why the pill is used for symptom suppression
- The downside of using the pill for acne
How To Transition off Hormonal Birth Control
Ready to break up with the pill? Worried about post-pill acne or PMS? Let our experts guide you through the best strategies for transitioning off hormonal birth control and how to get your menstrual cycle back on track.
What You’ll Learn in Episode 6:
- What is post-birth control syndrome?
- How to restore your libido and fertility
- What to do about post-pill acne and PMS
- Food and supplemental changes before quitting
- Strategies to rebalance your hormones
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Free Chapter of Dr. Sarah Hill’s Book
This groundbreaking book sheds light on how hormonal birth control affects women in ways we are just now beginning to understand. By allowing women to control their fertility, the birth control pill has revolutionized women's lives. Women are going to college, graduating, and entering the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, and there's good reason to believe that the birth control pill has a lot to do with this. But there's a lot more to the pill than meets the eye.
Some of our Featured Experts
Dr. Lara Briden
Naturopathic doctor, women's health activist, and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual
Functional nutrition and women's hormone expert, founder of FLO Living and author of WomanCode and In the FLO
Dr. Aviva Romm
MD, midwife-Herbalist, author of Hormone Intelligence
Lisa Hendrickson Jack
Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner
Dr. Jolene Brighten
Founder, Rubus Health, author of Beyond the Pill
Co-founder and CEO at LOOM, doula, health educator and author of Nurture
Dr. Sarah Hill
Award-winning research psychologist and professor with expertise in women, health, and sexual psychology, author of This is Your Brain on Birth Control
Dr. Sara Gottfried
MD, gynecologist and physician-scientist, author of Women Food and Hormones
Women's Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor and the creator of Fix Your Period
Herbalist and Founder of Organic Olivia
Dr. Maya Shetreat
Pediatric Neurologist and Herbalist
Natural Fertility Expert and author of Beautiful You
Dr. Elizabeth Goldspink
ND, Co-Founder of Hello.Me
Latinx Sex Educator Founder of Howl at the Womb
Dr. Carrie Jones
Functional Medicine and Hormone Specialist
Dr. Keith Bell
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Dr. Felice Gersh
OB/GYN and Integrative Medicine
Doula and Founder of Mama Glow
Dr. Julie Holland
Psychiatrist and Author of Moody Bitches
Wellness Experts Agree that Birth Control: Beyond the Basics is Essential Viewing
This series is vital and life-changing
“This is an incredible documentary and I cried while watching it. Everyone should follow up the film with Birth Control: Beyond the Basics to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between hormonal birth control and women's health. The information in this series is vital and life-changing.”
It demystifies the mechanisms of birth control
“I'm thrilled to share my expertise in this brilliant online series with such a wide range of experts and knowledge all in one place. It demystifies the mechanisms of birth control and educates you about ALL your options. ”
~ Dr. Aviva Romm, MD, Women’s Health Expert
Ricki & Abby
Executive Producer and Director
Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein are passionate about empowering women with tools and education to make informed decisions about their reproductive health from menstruation to menopause. They are fierce advocates and fearless storytellers who have inspired countless women to question the status quo, ask for informed consent and listen to their intuition. For the past 20 years Ricki and Abby have joined forces to create 7 groundbreaking documentaries and a best-selling book focused on questioning and exposing the forces influencing women's options, access, and widely-held assumptions about reproductive health.
Celebrities Love Birth Control: Beyond the Basics
Empowering and life-saving information
“I grew up with no knowledge about my fertility and sexual health and I was pregnant by age 19. Thank you Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein for creating this movie and follow-up series to educate young people who lack access to this empowering and life-saving information.”
~Tess Holliday, Model and Activist
Empower women with information to advocate for themselves
“I started birth control very young. The thing that I stopped being happy about was the fact that it could possibly hide symptoms of other things, in a lot of ways it was stopping me from knowing what actually was going on with my body. It was just suppressing my PCOS symptoms. And that is why the best approach is to empower women with information to advocate for themselves."
~Keke Palmer, Actress
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