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American Experience Online presents The Pill, companion site to the documentary premiering on PBS Monday, February 24, 2003

Go online at for more about the one drug so well known it is called simply “the Pill”. Take a virtual pill, browse a gallery featuring samples of early pill packaging, learn about the unregulated clinical trials held in Puerto Rico, and much more.

PBS American Experience Online presents The Pill

Go online at for more about the one drug so well known it is called simply “the Pill”. Take a virtual pill, browse a gallery featuring samples of early pill packaging, learn about the unregulated clinical trials held in Puerto Rico, and much more.
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How the Pill Works: Take a virtual “pill” and track its effects on the female hormonal cycle.

Watch video clips of people discussing life before and after the pill, and see how women’s attitudes towards sex, marriage, and work have changed.

What did Casanova use for birth control? Examine a timeline of birth control methods and find out!

Health insurance covers Viagra; should it cover the Pill?  Vote online.

Meet women’s rights activists Margaret Sanger and Katharine McCormick, and trace the connection between the women’s suffrage movement and the development of the Pill.

The Pill and You: Share your thoughts, memories, or stories about birth control online.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Online serves an average of 3.3 million pages of history content to visitors every month. American Experience sites have been critically acclaimed by Yahoo!, Netscape, Yahooligans!, USA Today, TipWorld, The Scout Report, UK Plus Site of the Day, Surf?ng the Net with Kids, and Learning in Motion’s Top Ten List.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE is produced by WGBH Interactive, Boston, which produces Web sites supporting WGBH national series such as NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and ARTHUR. The WGBH Educational Foundation is the single largest producer of primetime television programs and Web sites seen nationally on PBS and

PBS Online, PBS’s award-winning site on the World Wide Web, produces high-quality Web programming as it pioneers the convergence of television and the Internet. features more than 150,000 pages of content as well as companion Web sites for more than 500 PBS programs and specials, and is the #1 “dot-org” Web site in the world. (Source: Nielsen NetRatings)

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, television’s most-watched history series, is a preeminent producer of historical documentaries, related web sites, and DVDs. The pioneer of quality historical programming for public television audiences, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has won every prestigious broadcast award and enjoys consistent widespread support from television critics and viewers alike. Major funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. National corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual and The Scotts Company. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

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, WGBH Boston, Tel: 617.300.5470; Fax: 617.300.1016
, WGBH Boston, Tel: 617.300.5305; Fax: 617.300.1016
, WGBH Boston, Tel: 617.300.5344; Fax: 617.300.1016

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