John Updike’s fictional suburban housewife in the 1968 classic “Couples” famously declared, “Welcome to the post-pill paradise.” But as feminist writer Erica Jong recalls, the introduction of the birth control pill in 1960 was much more complex and much more controversial. Jong spoke with Need to Know and shared her experiences with the pill, sex and motherhood.
Erica Jong on the pill, then and now
April 29, 2010
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