The Birth of the Pill

The Birth of the Pill

How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution


Paperback400pp Illustrated

9781447234814     Product Code: 504102


In the winter of 1950, 71-year-old Margaret Sanger met the scientist Gregory Pincus in New York City. Their meeting would change the world. This gripping account tells how Pincus and Sanger, a lifelong campaigner for women’s right to control their fertility, developed the contraceptive pill, funded by the philanthropist Katharine McCormick and supported by a charismatic Catholic doctor, John Rock, who battled his own church to win public approval for the controversial new drug.

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