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The Birth Control Pill | Paradise and the Pill | 3
Since its launch, the birth control project had faced one obstacle after another. And over the year and a half that theyâ€™d been working, they had managed to solve all of their problems, except one: recruiting test subject for human trials.Birth control was still illegal in the US, so they couldnâ€™t advertise the study, and if they couldnâ€™t advertise, they couldnâ€™t recruit subjects. At the time, the problem seemed insurmountable. But then, while on vacation, Dr. Gregory Pincus found the solution to his recruitment problem: Puerto Rico. Birth control was legal on the island, and more importantly, the women were desperate for an answer to their population problem. There was no doubt in Pincusâ€™s mind: these clinical trials would cement the projectâ€™s place in history. And he was right. The trials for the birth control pill would come to be known as one of the most controversial studies in the history of American medicine. LightStream - Apply to get a special interest rate discount, go to LIGHTSTREAM.COM/AI
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The Birth Control Pill | A Matter of Money | 2
In 1951, Dr. Gregory Pincus was on the verge of a breakthrough. He had successfully halted ovulation in rabbits and mice; now the project was finally ready for human trials. Only problem was, they had run out of money. Both Pincus and Margaret Sanger had tapped all of their respective resources. If there was any hope for the birth control pill, they'd need a big influx of cashâ€”fast.Thatâ€™s when Katharine McCormick entered the picture.Support us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - The sooner you download the free ZipRecruiter Job Search app, the sooner it can help you find a better jobCayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.
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The Birth Control Pill | But Can It Be Done? | 1
When Margaret Sanger opened her birth control clinic in 1916, she knew she was breaking the law. Distributing contraceptives, or even literature about birth control, was a jailable offense. But she didnâ€™t care. As a nurse, Sanger had sworn to devote herself to the welfare of those in her community. And in the early 1900s, that meant doing something about the public health crisis caused by unplanned pregnancies. At the turn of the century, many women were having babies with no break in between pregnancies. It put them at risk for anemia, and uterine ruptures. Miscarriages were common. Of the children that were born, one in five died during the first five years of life. To Sanger, the solution was clear: a safe, effective, discrete contraceptive for womenâ€”a pill, no bigger than an aspirin. At the time, the idea seemed more radical than putting a man on the moon. And in some ways, developing it would be even more difficult.Support us by supporting our sponsors!The Art of Shaving - Visit The Art of Shaving at any of their 100 retail locations, or shop online at theartofshaving.com and use the code AI to get 15% off your first orderCayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com. Please drink responsibly. Premium malt beverage. American Vintage Beverage Co. Chicago, Illinois.