The Pill: Oral Contraception and the Future of Reproductive Rights

A Broadly Speaking Event in collaboration with the Global Gender Parity Initiative
New America

Nearly fifty years after Margaret Sanger’s death, the safe and effective birth control pill she fought for has transformed the lives of women worldwide and forever changed our attitudes towards sex, child-rearing, and gender dynamics in both the workplace and the home. Why, despite this progress, are we witnessing a public and political backlash against reproductive health and contraceptive choices? Will birth control ever be more than a “women’s issue?”

Join New America NYC for a discussion of the national debate on reproductive rights in the context of the history of the pill.


Jonathan Eig
Author, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Tiloma Jayasinghe
Executive Director, Sakhi for South Asian Women

Rebecca Traister
Senior editor, The New Republic
Author, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women

Catherine Saint Louis
Health and science reporter, The New York Times