26 May 2010

‘The Pill’ Turns 50

For the week of May 30, 2010

A half century after its introduction, The Pill is the most widely used form of reversible birth control among American women. Advocates of The Pill believed it would give women more control over reproduction, but critics, at the time, attacked it on moral grounds. At age 50, The Pill remains controversial. This week on Access Minnesota, a conversation with Elaine Tyler May, author of “America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation.”

Part 1
Part 1

Part 2
Part 2