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Film: The Pill
Start Date: 4/23/2015Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 4/23/2015End Time: 11:15 AM

Event Description:
Join us for a screening and discussion with Professor of History Pat Reeve.

In May 1960, the FDA approved the sale of the Pill – a drug that may have had a greater impact on American culture than any other in our history. The contraceptive pill fueled the feminist and pro-choice movements, encouraged more open attitudes towards sex, and allowed women to control when and whether they got pregnant. By 1965, over six million American women were taking it.

Who made this happen? Among the key players were two feminist activists in their 80s, who paid for the scientific research to find a contraceptive that women could “eat like an aspirin,” and a devout Catholic gynecologist who believed a robust sex life made for a good marriage – and who argued that the Pill was a natural form of birth control. Join us to find out more!

Presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Program
Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
Contact Information:
Name: Michele Plott
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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