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The Pill

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The Pill

THE PILL: The Untold Story of the Drug that changed the World is a historical overview of the development of oral contraception (the pill).

“The opening song, 1956 hit “Ain’t That a Shame,” sets the period, the mood, and the message behind this award winning documentary. Buffie and Swerhone have created a multi-faceted program that looks at the striking impact the development of the birth control pill had on social, medical, political and economic norms in the United States. In addition to being a pharmaceutical history, The Pill explores the events that shaped the beginning of the consumer health movement and informed consent.”
Lori Widzinski, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, State University of New York


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