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[1] Bernard Asbell, The Pill: A Biography of the Drug That Changed the World, 1st ed. (New York: Random House, 1995),  104.

 

BACKGROUND:

[1]Asbell, The Pill, 89.

[2]Asbell, The Pill.

[3]Ibid.

[4]Katharine McCormick to Margaret Sanger, June 19, 1954, in Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present, edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler (New York: Dial Press, 2005), 624.

[5]”U.S. Approves Pill for Birth Control,” New York Times, May 10, 1960.

 

Antecedents:

[1]Margaret Sanger, Family Limitations, New York: s.n, 1917, available online at http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/AmRad/familylimitations.pdf, 2 (accessed March 27, 2009).  

[2]Asbell, The Pill

[3]Sanger, Family limitations, 6.

[4]Ibid.

[5]Sanger, Family Limitations.

[6]Ibid.

 

INVENTION:

[1]Asbell, The Pill, 5.

[2]Ruth Schwartz Cowan, A Social History of American Technology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

[3]Leah Lawrence, “Reproductive Liberty and Social Reform in the Shape of a Pill,” Endocrine Today 6, no. 12 (July 10, 2008): 20.

[4]Elizabeth Siegel Watkins, On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970 (Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).

[5]Katherine Leitzell, “The Passions Behind the Pill,” U.S. News & World Report 143, no. 5 (2007): 68-69. 

 

The Pill and The Women’s Movement:

[1]Sylvia Clark, “The Pill: The American Experience,” Video courtesy of PBS (available online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/sfeature/pop_attitudes_a_qt_07.html).

[2]Lawrence, “Reproductive liberty in the shape of a pill,” 20.

[3]Barbara Epstein, “Feminist Consciousness after the Women’s Movement.” Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine 54, no. 4 (2002): 34.

[4]Asbell, The Pill.  

 

ADOPTION:

[1]Loretta McLaughlin, The Pill, John Rock, and the Church: The Biography of a Revolution (Boston: Little, Brown, 1982), 179.

[2]Asbell, The Pill, 80.

[3] Ibid.

[4]Joan McCracken, “The Pill: The American Experience,” Video courtesy of PBS (available online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/sfeature/pop_attitudes_b_qt_07.html).

[5]”The Pill: American Experience,” PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/index.html (accessed March 3, 2009).

[6]Vern L Bullough, Contraception: A Guide to Birth Control Methods: Condoms, Spermicides, Diaphragms, Sterilization, Natural Family Planning, the Pill, 2nd ed. (Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 1997). 

[7]Rickie Solinger, Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America (New York: New York University Press, 2005).

[8]Leslie Woodcock-Tentler, “The Pill: American Experience,” PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/index.html (accessed March 3, 2009).

 

The Pill and the Public:

[1]Watkins, On the pill.

[2]Patricia Robinson and Black Sisters to Brothers, September 11, 1968, in Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present, edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler (New York: Dial Press, 2005), 648-649.

[3]”Birth Control Pill ‘Reliably Effective’,” The Washington Post, Times Herald, July 14, 1962.

[4]Watkins, On the pill, unpaginated.

[5]Ibid.

 

IMPACT:

[1]Asbell, The Pill, 156.

[2]Asbell, The Pill, 171.

 

Demographics

[1]Norman Ryder and Charles Westoff, “The United States: The Pill and the Birth Rate, 1960-1965,” Studies in Family Planning 1, no. 20. (1967), 1,  Jstor (accessed April 14, 2009). 

[2]Watkins, On The Pill, 61-64.

[3]Ibid. 

[4]“Table 1-1. Live Births, Birth Rates, and Fertility Rates, by Race: United States, 1909-2000,” National Center for Health Statistics, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statab/t001×01.pdf  (accessed April 13, 2009). 

The Pill: A Sexual Revolution?

[1]Watkins, On the pill, 44-45.

[2]”The Pill and Morality,” New York Times, November 21, 1965.

[3]”Cheating and Sex Called Major Campus Issues,” New York Times, October 19, 1964.

[4]Watkins, On the pill.

[5]Marijane Duncan to Nancy Duncan, Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present, edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler (New York: Dial Press, 2005), 647-648.

[6]Cowan, A Social History of Technology.

[7]Asbell, The Pill, 179-180.

 

The Pill and the Church:

[1]Watkins, On the Pill, 47.

[2]McLaughlin, The Pill, John Rock, and the Church, 147.

[3]Loretta McLaughlin, “The Pill: American Experience,”  PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/sfeature/pop_attitudes_b_qt_05.html (accessed March 27, 2009).

[4]McLaughlin, The Pill, John Rock, and the Church, 155.

[5]McLaughlin, The Pill, John Rock, and the Church.

[6] Ibid.

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