27 Jan 2011
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Letter : P
In the beginning of the 60th, the poor Pope and the catholic church in general lived a terrible nightmare ! Some scientists had dared to invent a pill which gave women the freedom to decide if they wanted children or not, immediately or a few years later. Suddenly birth control was possible to almost 100 %.
The pill was commercialized in Belgium beginning 1960 and everybody could buy them in the pharmacy without a prescription. You just could go into a drugstore and buy your pills like caugh candies or aspirines.
Many women were very happy about this invention and lots of them tried it out as soon as it was on the market. Of course I bought them too, not to jump from one bed into the other, but just in case, you never know and then they said it was good for the skin, avoided pimpels and also helped to regulate menstruation problems.
Unfortunately people were not informed enough about this matter and it came to some rather strange incidents.
A couple filed a complaint because the woman got pregnant despite The Pill. After investigation it turned out that her husband had taken the pill instead, because the wife got stomac troubles so he devoted himself and took the pill.
Another woman had to be hospitalized because she had swallowed all pills at once, to be sure that she won't forget one day. Of course after several similar incidents a new law came out, that The Pill could only be bought on prescription, and a visit to the gynecologist for a check up and explanations became obligatory.
Today The Pill is used all over the world and is a very good mean for birth control.
It also gave some more freedom to women who in general had to pay for the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy, while men could disappear in nature or deny all responsibility.