April 21, 2022

EP. 107 — What You Should Know About The Birth Control Pill with Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein

Documentarians Abby Epstein & Ricki Lake join Jameela this week to discuss their documentary –The Business Of Birth Control. They discuss the history of the contraceptive pill, how many of its side effects have been downplayed by Big Pharma, the dangers surrounding the birth control pill, the importance of women being able to make an informed choice, why the media refuses to talk about this documentary, and more.

 

**DISCLAIMER​​ – To be clear, this episode is not anti-pill. It is pro-contraceptive pills but also pro-informed consent, pro-transparency, pro-accountability, and pro-more effort to make the pill as safe as possible.

 

To watch The Business of Birth Control, go to https://www.thebusinessof.life/the-business-of-birth-control.

For our listeners, they’ve offered a discount code for 50% off the movie rental for the rest of April. Listeners can use the code IWEIGH at the above link.

 

You can find transcripts for this episode here: https://www.earwolf.com/show/i-weigh-with-jameela-jamil/

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Transcript

Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil. The podcast wants to destroy every last shred of your shame. I hope you’re well. I really do, I hope you’re OK and if you’re not? Maybe this fuckin episode will tell you why. Especially if you are someone who has a female reproductive system. This episode of this podcast stressed me out in a good way. It made me feel invigorated to take on a fight that I didn’t know I had to take on. It is life-changing and I really mean that. In this episode we are talking about the contraceptive pill, the history of the contraceptive pill. The things that have been hidden from us. The impact and what needs to change. It honestly has left me, I mean, literally almost speechless. I I get to interview Ricki Lake, who is a sort of national treasure in the United States. One of the biggest ever talk show hosts and just such an incredible staple of a human being who has meant so much to so many pe

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