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Longer interview with Dr. John Rock on the pill and the church

One tablet, once a day: that routine is followed by as many as 80 million women worldwide to prevent pregnancy. The birth control pill, simply known as the pill, was the first drug to be approved for healthy women. When it first came on the Canadian market in the 1960s, feminists hailed it as a medical breakthrough while the Pope condemned its use as immoral. The pill would be one of the most significant developments of the 20th century.

An in-depth visit with Dr. John Rock, considered the inventor of the contraceptive pill.

Medium: Television
Program: This Hour has Seven Days
Broadcast Date: Oct. 18, 1964
Guest(s): Dr. John Rock
Host: John Drainie, Katie Johnson
Duration: 16:38

Last updated: March 20, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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