American Experience Online presents The Pill, companion site to the documentary premiering on PBS Monday, February 24, 2003.
Go online for more about the one drug so well known it is called simply “the Pill”. Take a virtual pill, browse a gallery featuring samples of early pill packaging, learn about the unregulated clinical trials held in Puerto Rico, and much more.
Web site highlights:
How the Pill Works: Take a virtual “pill” and track its effects on the female hormonal cycle.
Watch video clips of people discussing life before and after the pill, and see how women’s attitudes towards sex, marriage, and work have changed.
What did Casanova use for birth control? Examine a timeline of birth control methods and find out!
Health insurance covers Viagra; should it cover the Pill? Vote online.
Meet women’s rights activists Margaret Sanger and Katharine McCormick, and trace the connection between the women’s suffrage movement and the development of the Pill.
The Pill and You: Share your thoughts, memories, or stories about birth control online
Features subject to change.
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