The Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

 
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The American journalist Jonathan Eig is neither a woman nor, indeed an expert of women's reproductive health (his previous bestsellers, as he points out, were about "ballplayers and gangsters"). Rather gamely, considering the sensitivities and politics involved, he's chosen to write a history of the development of the birth control pill - and he carries it off with wit, verve and scholarly research ... Eig's book reminds women not to take anything for granted in the battle for equality. Its success had sprung, as Eig concludes, "more than anything, from the courage and conviction of the characters involved". This book is a fitting tribute to their struggle. (Isabel Berwick The Financial Times)

Brilliant ... reads like a thriller ... For all the criticisms levelled at it in later years, the Pill's philosophical impact has been as significant as its physical effect. Its advocates deserve this vivid and life-affirming history. (Joan Smith Observer)

A pacy narrative, full of sharp characterisation ... If the launch of the pill was "birth", as Eig puts it, then it was a dramatic, difficult delivery in a somewhat disreputable clinic. But like so many biographies that begin with troubled births, this one ends with a feeling of triumph (James McConnachie The Sunday Times)

A rousing and involving volume, and a reminder of just how hard-fought, cobbled-together and compromise-ridden are the histories of some of the social structures we take for granted (Hannah McGill Independent)

Jonathan Eig's vivid book is a rebuke to all those who lambast the Pill for unleashing promiscuity, family break-up and other Sixties sexual revolutionary sins: he reminds us that for women the pre-contraceptive world was vicious, poor and hard. ( The Times)

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In the winter of 1950, Margaret Sanger, then seventy-one, and who had campaigned for women's right to control their own fertility for five decades, arrived at a Park Avenue apartment building. She had come to meet a visionary scientist with a dubious reputation more than twenty years her junior. His name was Gregory Pincus.

In The Birth of the Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the extraordinary story of how, prompted by Sanger, and then funded by the wealthy widow and philanthropist Katharine McCormick, Pincus invented a drug that would stop women ovulating. With the support of John Rock, a charismatic and, crucially, Catholic doctor from Boston, who battled his own church in the effort to win public approval for the controversial new drug, he succeeded. Together, these four determined men and women changed the world.

Spanning the years from Sanger's heady Greenwich Village days in the early twentieth century to trial tests in Puerto Rico in the 1950s to the cusp of the sexual revolution in the 1960s, this is a grand story of radical feminism, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, The Birth of the Pill is a gripping account of a remarkable cultural, social and scientific journey.

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