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Author May, Elaine Tyler

Title America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation / Elaine Tyler May

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, [2010]
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Descript vii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-199) and index
Contents Mothers of invention -- The population bomb -- Bedfellows -- The sexual revolution -- A pill for men? -- Questioning authority -- The pill today
Note In 1960, the FDA approved the contraceptive commonly known as "the pill." Advocates, developers, and manufacturers believed that the convenient new drug would put an end to unwanted pregnancy, ensure happy marriages, and even eradicate poverty. But as renowned historian Elaine Tyler May reveals in America and the Pill, it was women who embraced it and created change. They used the pill to challenge the authority of doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and lawmakers. They demonstrated that the pill was about much more than family planning--it offered women control over their bodies and their lives. From little-known accounts of the early years to personal testimonies from young women today, May illuminates what the pill did and did not achieve during its half century on the market.--Publisher description
LC subject Birth control -- United States -- History
Oral contraceptives -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
ISBN 9780465011520