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Book gets into the birth of the Pill

It’s been called the most important invention of the 20th Century. But it’s creation almost didn’t happen. Historian Jonathan Eig weaves an amazing tale about how the lives of a Harvard outcast, a radical feminist, a Chicago-raised heiress and a crusading Catholic doctor came together to develop the hormone-based contraceptive known simply as “The Pill”. Eig joins us to talk about his new book, The Birth of the PillI’s been called the most important invention of the 20th Century. But it’s creation almost didn’t happen. Historian Jonathan Eig weaves an amazing tale about how the lives of a Harvard outcast, a radical feminist, a Chicago-raised heiress and a crusading Catholic doctor came together to develop the hormone-based contraceptive known simply as “The Pill”. Eig joins us to talk about his new book, The Birth of the Pill.

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