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The Pill in Context

Science  07 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5549, pp. 2106
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067224

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Summary

Sexual Chemistry A History of the Contraceptive Pill. Lara V. Marks. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001. 384 pp. $29.95, £20. ISBN 0-300-08943-0.

Marks argues that the usual focus on the efforts of male scientists has hidden the important roles women played in initiating, funding, and supporting the development and use of the pill.

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