Episode 33: The Dark Origins of Birth Control

The original birth control pill: Enovid

Birth control is ubiquitous in society today.  It is so commonplace that we just refer to it as “the pill.”  But have you ever wondered how that pill came to be? Like many medical advances, its history is much darker than you may imagine. The history of modern day birth control centers around the horribly unethical mistreatment of Latine people with a uterus in Puerto Rico. They don’t teach you this stuff in high school history.

Run Time: 36 minutes, 48 seconds


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