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proza_pil_viagra - Prozac, The Pill, Viagra With all of...

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Prozac, The Pill, Viagra With all of these drugs similar narrative: at first, they’re miracle drugs, then problems show up & questions are asked about social consequences The Pill Contains synthetic estrogens & progestins (chemical analogues of natural hormones) that work primarily by preventing ovulation Developed in 1950s with $$ from Katherine McCormick (given to Worcester Foundation at urging of Margaret Sanger) (MIT’s McCormick Hall named for her family) Carl Djerassi claims to be father of pill, but there’s rival narrative – as so often in history of science & technology 1 st clinical trials in Puerto Rico – high doses with strong side effects for some (controversial – why Puerto Rico?? Looking for Third World guinea pigs?) Licensed by FDA 1960 Comstock laws of 1873 had prohibited dissemination of contraceptives & educational material about them as obscene
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But, as you read in Andrea Tone, plenty of contraception going on Incidentally, medical advice of time – which got safe period completely wrong -- makes you wonder what doctors today get wrong) 1961 Griswold v CT allowed married women to use contraception 1972 Eisenstadt v Baird allowed unmarried to use as well No coincidence this = year before Roe v Wade, as ”right to privacy” = key to these decisions
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