America and the pill : a history of promise, peril, and liberation / Elaine Tyler May
- May, Elaine Tyler
- Additional Titles:
- America & the pill
- New York : Basic Books, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- vii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
- Mothers of invention -- The population bomb -- Bedfellows -- The sexual revolution -- A pill for men? -- Questioning authority -- The pill today.
- 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.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-199) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Beaver copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
DuBois copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
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