The Birth of the Pill
How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched A RevolutionBook - 2014 | First edition.
Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and briskly written, The Birth of the Pill is gripping social, cultural, and scientific history.
From Library Staff
Eig chronicles the individuals most responsible for the development of Enovid, the first FDA-approved oral contraceptive, in the 1950s. He situates them among the changing cultural and legal attitudes toward sex, contraception, and the role of women in the home and society, arguing that, while th... Read More »