The Pill. That’s right, only one drug in the world has been important enough to earn such a title - not just any pill, but the pill. Since its introduction in 1950, there’s no denying that the combined contraceptive pill led the way in granting females sexual autonomy and choice surrounding their reproduction, signalling a step forward for feminism. However, its previous and current history reflects a lack of reliable information, full disclosure, and thorough clinical research. The negative side effects and sexist disparities associated with the contraceptive pill have been quiet discussions for far too long - I’m angry, and it’s time to demand change. Hormonal birth control is essentially one of the largest scale in vivo experiments on women of our time. Before telling us the pill is totally safe, we deserve more research into the long term, intergenerational health consequences.