It’s unpopular not to celebrate the Pill because there’s enough opposition to reproductive rights; why add fuel to the fire? Yet while many women happily use them, a significant share find that side effects largely outweigh the benefits.
The birth control pill helped redefine the dynamics of motherhood and transform the lives of women, men and their kids, both physically and socially.
The 50th anniversary of the birth control pill has brought a lot of complaining about its lack of perfection. Still, for many women, it remains utterly liberating and effectively keeps its satisfied users from the whole “biology is destiny” thing.
Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) is likely out of a job, and the pill celebrated 50 years on Mother’s Day.
Last week, I interviewed Elaine Tyler May about her remarkable new history America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation which busts the myth that the pill created the sexual revolution.
As we prepare to honor our mothers, I am struck by the difference between my mother’s childbearing experiences and my own. I had many choices; she had few.
When we hear about the increased risk of serious side effects, such as blood clots and strokes, associated with hormonal contraceptives, we should ask ourselves: "Compared to what?"
In a column on CSCNews.com yesterday, Judie Brown made the ridiculous statement that birth control is "a recreational
drug with serious side effects." As if unprotected sex isn’t?
Kenyan women are still suffering at the hands of a male-dominated birth
A new book called The Pill: Are
You Sure It’s For You? reexamines the pill, questioning its use as a default contraceptive.