For a long time, the birth control pill was regarded as a prime example of female liberation. Celebrated as a milestone of emancipation, it was followed over the decades by other contraceptives designed, among other things, to make sexual intercourse safer and more practical. However, critical voices became louder and louder. The Lëtzebuerger Journal talked to various female interviewees about the contraceptive pill.
Generation Pill – some women would certainly include themselves in this category. Until a few years ago, it was common to be prescribed a hormonal contraceptive at a young age and not to question the decision very much, but nowadays the attitude seems to be more differentiated – or completely different. This was also the case for Claire Thill. After ten years of taking the pill, the young woman ended up in the hospital last October. Diagnosis: thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Sitting across the table is a young woman full of life. She smiles a lot, laughs loudly and you can't help but feel comfortable in her presence. Claire Thill is 30 years young, at the beginning of her life and planning to have a bunch more exciting experiences. Last October, however, the professional architect had to experience firsthand how life can take unexpected turns. “It was the worst time I've ever experienced.”
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