The Pill at 50

  • Published on Jun 4, 2010
  • Read our blog "Before the Pill"

    A half century with the pill.


    udy Rebick is the Sam Gindin chair in social justice and democracy at Ryerson University, and the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political.

    Dr. Jerilynn Prior is a Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia. She is the founder and Scientific Director of the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) and has published 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles in medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. For more information see her bio.

    Kate Lunau is an assistant editor at Maclean's Magazine, where she covers a range of topics including health, science and justice issues. Before joining Maclean's in 2007, she worked as a city reporter at the Montreal Gazette newspaper.

    Christabelle Sethna is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Women's Studies and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Her areas of research are the history of sex education, contraception and abortion in Canada. She has published extensively in these areas. She is currently writing a book about the history of the birth control pill in Canada, focusing on its impact on young, single female university students between 1960-1980.

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