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February 4, 2018
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March 2, 2018
SEASON 01 // EPISODE 06
THE CONTRACEPTIVE

The Destructive Dalkon Shield

A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world.

Prelude: A pill scare sweeps the nation as a result of the Nelson Pill Hearings.


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Monkeeastronaut - Seven
Monkeeastronaut - Phoenix
Monkeeastronaut - Hybrid
Monkeeastronaut - Silent Awakening
The Pangolins - The Stream
Rest You Sleeping Giant - Disconnect
Rest You Sleeping Giant - Fields of Grey
Chris Zabriskie - Wonder Cycle


SOURCES

Nightmare: Women and the Dalkon Shield (Perry & Dawson)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Pill_Hearings
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1979/11/corporate-crime-century/
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1979/11/charge-gynocide/2/
http://thisrecording.com/today/2012/2/16/in-which-the-dalkon-shield-has-a-paralyzing-effect.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/22/books/chronicle-of-a-scandal.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/13/business/what-a-h-robins-has-wrought.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/12/06/magazine/the-sad-legacy-of-the-dalkon-shield.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/04/business/dalkon-shield-trust-to-pay-800-million.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/26/us/hugh-j-davis-69-gynecologist-who-invented-dalkon-shield.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1985/11/17/the-dalkon-shield-disaster/6c58f354-fa50-46e5-877a-10d96e1de610/
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/z4m54e/the-iuds-long-path-to-redemption
http://people.com/archive/after-a-lawyer-turns-whistle-blower-the-company-that-made-the-dalkon-shield-warns-women-of-its-dangers-vol-23-no-2/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/medical-pariah-feminist-icon-story-iud-180963699/
https://file.scirp.org/pdf/OJOG_2014112714582934.pdf
https://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/11/03/Judge-criticized-for-Dalkon-Shield-remarks/3761468306000/
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/1514/3518/7100/Pill_History_FactSheet.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalkon_Shield
https://web.archive.org/web/20120218013035/http://www1.umn.edu/scitech/dalkfina.htm


A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world.