Social Impact of the Birth Control Pill

GUESTS: CARL DJERASSI Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University Author of many books most recently, The Pill, Pygmy Chimps and Degas' Horse (Basic Books, 1998) CLAUDIA GOLDIN Professor of Economics, Harvard University Co-author of study The Power of the Pill: Oral Contraceptives and Women's Career and Marriage Decision (Harvard) GLORIA FELDT President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Forty years ago, the FDA approved "the pill" for use as a contraceptive. Much has been made of the birth control pill's impact on the women's movement and the sexual revolution, but how much has oral contraception REALLY changed our culture and the nature of reproductive politics? Join guest host Neal Conan to discuss the social impact of 'the pill.'

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