The Surprising History Of Birth Control Pills

– [Voiceover] In the early 1900s, contraception was illegal in America. A woman’s place was in the home, and effective methods of birth control were few and far between. A nurse named Margaret Sanger was working with struggling mothers and she realized that women should be able to choose when they get pregnant and how […]

The US medical system is still haunted by slavery

At the edge of Central Park in Manhattan, there’s a bronze statue of a doctor named James Marion Sims. Whose “brilliant achievement carried the fame of American surgery throughout the entire world.” He’s the guy who created the vaginal speculum, an instrument gynecologists use for examination. He pioneered the surgical repair for fistula, a complication […]