How The Pill Gave Birth to the Women’s Health Movement

Only a latter-day Rip Van Winkle could avoid knowing that this month marks the 50th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of Enovid, the world’s first birth control pill. Hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles have marked this anniversary. Many incorrectly credit the pill with giving birth to feminism. As Elaine Tyler May notes in the […]

Book Review: In Our (Birth) Control

Laura Eldridge’s new book In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women (Seven Stories Press, 2010) isn’t kidding with that subtitle. The last time I remember reading so much detail about contraceptive options was poring over Our Bodies, Ourselves when I was in my 20s. Eldridge reviews every method of birth control […]