Winnipeg Free Press: Revolutionary road: The pill that changed women's lives marks 50th anniversary


The approval of the birth-control pill in 1960 ushered in an era that many argue transformed the lives of women, giving birth to the sexual revolution, spawning the women's liberation movement and changing the face of the once male-dominated workforce. ... Abby Lippman, an epidemiologist at McGill University in Montreal who specializes in women's health: "It's hard to see this as the greatest thing that ever happened to women, when women's sexual and reproductive health is still at risk in so many ways." "The pill is not the only thing women need to have good sexual and reproductive health. It's a necessary but not sufficient ingredient in a package of things that women need.