50 Years of the Pill

Within a few months of the trial, half of the women withdrew from the study — despite veiled threats of adverse academic repercussions by some of the investigators — citing side effects and cumbersome data collection requirements. A third group –patients at the local psychiatric hospital in Worcester – was also given norethinodrel and provided data that eventually led to the approval of large-scale trials to monitor its contraceptive effects specifically.

Read the rest here.  A real eye-opener, folks.

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