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A True Life Tale of Showing the Link Between Depression and the Pill

My period was always the worst. I would spend entire weekends lying in bed, high on painkillers, with a hot-water bag pressed tightly to my abdomen. Sometimes I had to leave school because the pain was so bad; sometimes I nearly fainted. Imagine my relief when my mom took me to a gynecologist to see if something was wrong with me. According to the doctor, everything was fine: cramps are quite normal, I was told.
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