Adam and Eve after the Pill

No single event since Eve took the apple has been as consequential for relations between the sexes as the arrival of modern contraception… By rendering fertile women infertile with nearly 100 percent accuracy, the Pill and related devices have transformed the lives and families of the great majority of people born after their invention. Modern contraception is not only a fact of our time; it may even be the central fact, in the sense that it is hard to think of any other whose demographic, social, behavioral, and personal fallout has been as profound.

Mary Eberstadt, Adam and Eve after the Pill

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