Birth Control Pills

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Carl Djerassi

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Carl Djerassi once described himself as an “intellectual polygamist,” but he may be best known as the chemist who created the birth control pill.


The Leonard Lopate Show

The Elusive Male Contraceptive Pill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It’s been over 40 years since the FDA approved the birth control pill, but there is still no comparable option for men. Research and funding for developing male contraception has been sporadic over the years, but there are small groups of scientists who are very committed to the project. Dr. Diana Blithe of the National Institutes of Health discusses developing a “male pill” that is safe, effective and reversible.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mapping The Cost of Birth Control Pills

Friday, May 03, 2013

Why do birth control pill prices vary so widely? The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are partnering to gather information -- and increase transparency -- about the cost of some common items and procedures. Check out the birth control cost map, and find out about the next project to report on the true cost of mammograms.

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