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The Birth of the Pill – How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a RevolutionVery attractive I just miss the ictures Mandatory if you are gynecologist I found myself cheering for the dedication of pictures Mandatory if you are gynecologist I found myself cheering for the dedication of humble focused and committed scientist who refused to give up his journey yet was uninterested in money and fame The story of the Pill was interesting rovocative and frightening at times The extremes that the researchers were forced to seek the conditions that had to often endure the wrath of the church

difficulty finding reliable testers and the other barriers that stood in the way I am so glad that I read this documentary It is well written and very interesting I heard the NPR special with the author before I read the book It enticed me to read the rest of the book I am a history buff so I am used to reading dense works and I thought that was what the actual text would be I was A wonderful read The ill changed our lives yet few know the story of its developmentEig highlights the characters of reproductive rights Piers Plowman: A New Translation of the B-Text pioneer Margaret Sanger researcher Gregory Pincus clinical doctor John Rock and donor Susan McCormick and shows how this small group ofeople against huge odds brought the The War against Animals pill into acceptance and widespread useI was a kid during the early 60s and I knew two young women who were forced into unwanted unhappy marriages byregnancy This book makes clear what an incalculable debt we owe these four Fantasy Noir. Übernatürliche Mordfälle pioneers Margaret Sangor Mrs McCormick I had no idea these two women whom I knew about for other reasons were so instrumental in the development of the birth controlill And that s what this book does delivers both social and scientific information in an easy readable form This book is for the old gals who were art of the beginning of usage and for the younger women who need to know the struggle behind what seems so ordinary today Very informative Fascinating review of the olitics and science surrounding the development of the 1st oral contraceptive As a 70 yo endocrinologist who trained during the latter Diari portion of this story Therotagonists were colorful a wealthy heiress a feminist before her time and an eccentric scientist combine forces to deliver a transformational medication Just in time to control and exploding world opulation Too bad that much of the world cannot affort to use it or chooses not to use itWhat I find remarkable is how far we have come in the last 75 years It is hard to imagine that rior to 1950s we did not understand how the hypothalamus and A Long the Krommerun: Selected Papers from the Utrecht James Joyce Symposium pituitary control reproduction We have to thank Sir Geoffrey Harris for his groundbreaking observations that made itossible for these 3 Lancelot protagonists to dream that estrogenrogesterone might suppress ovulation Scorch preventing conceptionWhat is even remarkable is the acceptance of a safe and effective form of contraception I was a high school and college student during thiseriod it was remarkable how uickly the Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies pill changed many thingsFound this book remarkable and enjoyable If the birth controlill was one of the most important inventions of the 20th century why is it that most Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart people have no idea who invented it or how it came to be As I read Jonathan Eig s excellent new book on the subject it occurred to me that the answer to that uestion isrobably because nobody would have believed it In this fascinating and almost unbelievable story Jonathan introduces us to the cast this fascinating and almost unbelievable story Jonathan introduces us to the cast characters responsible for the creation of the This Deleuzian Century pill They include an eccentric millionaire heiress a radical free loving way ahead of her time feminist who flirted with socialism and eugenics a deeply religious Catholic gynecologist who believed that his work on the Pill was consistent with the teachings of his church and a rogue Jewish scientist who had been fired from his tenure trackosition at Harvard Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity partly due to the radical nature of his research andartly due to anti Semitism The book reads like an entertaining and bizarre combination of a campy science fiction novel and an eclectic travelogue in which the characters lead us on a strange trip from world before the Pill to a brave new world in which it is nearly impossible to imagine life without the Pill It is also a terrific read for anyone interested in a great story about the evolution of sex in contemporary society this book is the Tell Me What You Want perfect illustration of how really good things can come out of somewhat bad ideas in this book I learned that the concept of theill was tested on female medical students So on one hand a lot women actually got admitted and finished med school than otherwise would have but having to become a guinea Water in Social Imagination: From Technological Optimism to Contemporary Environmentalism pig to realize your career ambitions is not such a great thingI am however so glad that theill was invented and then finally actually approved for marketing in some countries only very recently And this is a fascinating story of how it all happened This is a must read for men and women and certainly anyone who calls themselves a feminist If you have any hesita. 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Tion about this book just buy it You won t regret it It reads like a story so it s easy to read and it gives you so much insight into what the world was like and how far women have rogressed and what work still needs to be done 10 10 This is a fascinating topic and I m progressed and what work still needs to be done 10 10 This is a fascinating topic and I m that I now understand the history of the subject But I can t help feeling that there isn t enough material here for a whole book there s a lot of Le rendez-vous padding and uite a lot of repetition I couldrobably have got as much information from an in depth newspaper article An extremely readable Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing portrayal of a fascinatingoint in history In The Birth of the Pill Jonathan Eig tells the fascinating story of the four eople whose combined efforts arguably than any others of the four eople whose combined efforts arguably than any others birth control effective affordable widely available and All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence perhaps most importantly since it makes all the othersossible socially acceptable Margaret Sanger Dr Gregory Pincus Dr John Rock and Katherine McCormickAt the time the contraceptive Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times pill was being developed human reproduction was still veryoorly understood Prudish attitudes and obscenity laws hampered scientific research discouraged and in many cases In This Land: The Purple Book, Volume Four prevented doctors from educating theiratients and kept women from having any significant degree of control over their own bodies or the decision to become regnant It took a few independent minded morally driven eople of unusual character to achieve change in the arena of reproductive rightsTwo of these four had spent years caring for eople whose unchecked fertility threatened their own life and health and the well being of their families Women especially oor women found themselves Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction pregnant again and again before their bodies had recovered from earlierregnancies had medical conditions caused or exacerbated by regnancy and childbirth or could not afford adeuate food clothing shelter and health care for their rapidly growing families Many women also found too many regnancies burdensome as they were The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability prevented fromursuing an education or a career or suffered from exhaustion depression and feelings of hopelessness as they found themselves caring for children than they could cope withMargaret Sanger and Dr John Rock encountered all of these One Small Step: An Anthology of Discoveries problems up close andersonal their birth control activism was the direct result of their experiences as reproductive health care roviders Sanger worked for many years as a nurse caring for the oorest eople in the slums and tenements of New York City She was so moved by the light of these women that she risked fines and imprisonment to open the first birth control clinic as she coined the term Countless Birds poor women who had often already fled starvationoverty and disease in their home countries found themselves unable to escape the cycle of repeated Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark Tales from the Ballpark: More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told More of the Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told pregnancies and deepeningoverty as their own bodies weakened and their meager resources were stretched ever thinner in the face of anti immigrant bias Isocrates I (The Oratory of Classical Greece, vol. 4) pittance wages and filthy overcrowded and dangerous living and working conditions This was also an era when women had no right of refusal of sex to their husbands They faced the awful choice of risking anotherregnancy injury or death by self Robot Programming: A Practical Guide to Behavior-Based Robotics performed abortion or being abandoned when few jobs were available to women and few jobsaid women enough to live on themselves let alone support a family And charity organizations try as they might could not keep up with even a fraction of the demand for assistance Despite repeated arrests and fines Sanger continued to Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Powerful Internal and External Communications provide birth control devices and information to the who women flocked to her clinicouring out their life stories in Versailles person and in letters like this one original spelling I am thirty years old have been married 14 years and have 11 children I have kidney and heart disease and every one of my children is defictived and we are veryoor Now Miss Sanger can you lease help me I am so worred and and I have cryed my self sick I know I will go like my oor sister she went insane and died the doctor won t do anything for me if I could tell you all the terrible things that I have been through with my babys and children you would know why I would rather die than have another one Please no one will ever know and I will be so happy and I will do anything in this world for you and your good work Doctors are men and have not had a baby so they have no The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon pitty for aoor sick Mother You are a Mother and you know so Rack Ruin pleaseitty me and help me Please Please My heart ached and my eyes tingled as I read this letter I can only imagine what Sanger felt since she met and struggled to help these women every day Dr John Rock was an obstetrician and fertility specialist While one of his main focuses was on helping women with fertility Espenlaub problems becomeregnant he also worked with many other women for whom regnancy childbirth and child care was detrimental to their hysical and 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Ecame a staunch activist for birth control and worked to convince the ublic and the Catholic church of which he was a committed member that effectively lanning families and regulating childbirth of which he was a committed member that effectively lanning families and regulating childbirth not only Racial Theories In Context practical but of the highest moral worth since itromotes bodily and spiritual health and a loving family life in which all children can be well cared for He thought he could convince the church hierarchy that the hormonal method of birth control is consistent with Catholic teaching since it s simply an extension of the natural cycle that occurs in a woman s body rather than a barrier method with was doctrinally forbidden his rhythm method clinic taught the only form of birth control other than abstinence that was sanctioned by his religion but as he observed neither worked very well His efforts to help women control their rates of The Queen I pregnancy would eventuallyrove effective but his efforts to convince the Church until this day have been in vainYet birth control was not only linked to beliefs in reproductive rights and health it was linked to a change in sexual s Sanger Pincus Rock and McCormick all held what we d now call sex ositive beliefs they thought sex could and should be a wonderful thing among the most joyous intimate and healthy means by which humans connect with one another In a time when sex was often regarded as shameful depraved and for the sake of men I would argue that while it s re branded it still is as liberated owerful women ainfully sueeze themselves into bustiers and stilettos and straighten curl bleach and cut their hair and bodies to fit into a few stereotypical male fantasy body types as ossible in our crudely sex obsessed tabloid misogynistic culture yes I m talking about you too Beyonce they thought it could and should be a loving freeing and transcendent experience for both artnersDr Gregory Pincus the scientist who would ultimately formulate the first effective FDA approved birth control ill was an unusually independent minded freethinking colorful Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare personality from an early age As a young researcher at Harvard he was widelyublicized for his frank and unapologetic views on the benefits of revolutionizing human reproduction through scientific intervention The sensationalist brave new world news stories led to Harvard s kicking him out of their faculty and their labs as a reputation defense measure Pincus went on to found his own research institute where he continued his research into hormones and their effects in reproduction Arguably it was this very Organizations As Knowledge Systems political and financial independence from any large mainstream establishment that enabled him to succeed in his goal toroduce the first birth control Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlins pillIt also took money and lots of it as it does with any newharmaceutical Planned Parenthood could only rovide limited funding for Pincus s work so it dragged on slowly until Katherine McCormick wealthy heiress came along She had discovered shortly after she married that her new husband suffered from severe mental illness McCormick was well educated an MIT graduate at the time of her marriage and was educated an MIT graduate at the time of her marriage and was by all things science When she learned of her husband s mental illness she oured time money and research into finding a cure especially in the fields of hormonal research and heritability She was also dedicated to women s rights causes and by the time of her husband s death her interests and fields of study and activism led to her single minded determination to aid in the cause of making birth control effective and widely accessible It was she than any other who Never Sweeter provided Pincus the funds toursue lab research and for he and Rock to conduct clinical trialsEig s book is not a simple hero story he reveals the history and ersonalities of each with their complex set of motivations warts and all Sanger was a eugenicist for example It was not uncommon for rogressives scientists and those in the medical field to subscribe to the rinciples of eugenics at that time many thought mistakenly as it turned out that it was the only way science could really c Great book All of us need to read and consider how this has led to worldwide change that is still continuing The four eople who effected this Sanger McCormick Pincus and Rock while flawed as all of us are were are true heroes and examples for everyone to Steam Heat persist and never give up They should be known and memorialized by all the women in this world who have benefitted by their efforts to maximize their lives Should be reuired reading for all young women so they truly appreciate and can retain what could be lost to them This book described the women of my life and their relationship with men and sex From my grandmother 1900 mother of 10my mother 1933 mother of 5 my wife 1961 mother of 4 and my four daughters 1979 1991 no children by choice Every man on thelanet should read this book and learn what women have done for and because of us. Ks of Nonfiction The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth centu.

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