The Birth of the Pill – How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution (Anglais) Relié – 21 octobre 2014
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Written with pace and clarity, The Birth of the Pill is a vivid portrait of four brilliant and courageous misfits. (Frances Wilson Telegraph) --(Frances Wilson Telegraph)
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. (Isobel Lerwick Financial Times) --(Isobel Lerwick Financial Times) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition MP3 CD.
Présentation de l'éditeur
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--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition MP3 CD.
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The religious zealots who continue dog reproductive freedom today will not relent.
Knowing they were there when Pinkus Sanger Rock and McCormack brsvely won FDA approval again shows us that real progress always comes from the exceptional few!!
Remember the Wright Brothers?
not being developed. I found it to be fascinating and realized how much effect it had on my generation.
Eig highlights the characters of reproductive rights pioneer Margaret Sanger, researcher Gregory Pincus, clinical doctor John Rock, and donor Susan McCormick, and shows how this small group of people, against huge odds, brought the pill into acceptance and widespread use.
I was a kid during the early 60s, and I knew two young women who were forced into unwanted, unhappy marriages by pregnancy. This book makes clear what an incalculable debt we owe these four pioneers.