Happy 50th Birthday, the Pill

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Very informative.
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Sounds like we should grant Statehood to Puerto Rico in memory of all their hard work on this.
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Yams, it's all about yams.
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Thank you, Mother Sanger! Overall she had some pretty fucked up ideas about sexuality, but she did women a tremendous service.
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Cienna,
Here's an interesting book review on the history of the "Pill":
http://prospect.org/cs/articles?article=…

I shall read this book.
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Don't know if the Time article mentions him--their Web site is perenially fucked up for me--but Stanford chem professor and polymath Carl Djerassi also played an important role in the Pill's development.
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pereNNially
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The only reason I am alive is because I was conceived in December, 1958, before the pill was available. The 'rents went on a day trip to Eastern WA and had to stay overnight because of snow on the passes. Mom didn't bring her diaphragm because it was just supposed to be a day trip.
Years later, as I grew older, ( I was a really late in life kid) and reviewed the family dynamics involved, I realized I was a mistake. Mom, when confronted, said harriedly "that I was a happy accident."
Despite my origins I am happy to have had a choice, myself.
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a lemon sounds like a very very bad and painful thing to stick up there.... no no no.

Great article though, I'm so glad to be on the pill. So easy.
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Thank the only Goddess...
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Before you idiots go jerking each other off over how great the pill is, read this...http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/w-hca042910.php
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Thanks for posting the article, Cienna. I got through about the first quarter of this at the dentist's office yesterday, and probably wouldn't have thought to look online for the rest. I thought you could only access stories from Time and Newsweek and the like if you were a subscriber.