Marie Michael Library

Title

The Pill

Length

45 min.

File No

417

Format

DVD

Description

The birth control pill has been described as the most powerful, most widely used drug ever developed in history. Conceived as a solution to the population explosion, it was a touchstone for the sexual liberation of the '60s. Released without adequate testing, the high-dose Pill caused serious side effects and, in some cases, death. This documentary looks at the hidden history of the oral contraceptive, and features interviews with Gloria Steinem and Barbara Seaman, author of "The Doctor's Case Against the Pill."

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