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Inventor of The Pill foresees a brave new world

May 30, 2011

Carl Djerassi, the man sometimes identified as “the father of the birth-control pill,” spoke with the Daily Mail about how sexual behavior has changed, and about the changes he expects in the future.

Djerassi—who insists that the “sexual revolution” would have occurred even without the introduction of oral contraceptives—predicts that in the future sexual activity will be even more thoroughly distanced from reproduction, with sterilized couples relying on in vitro fertilization for children.


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  • Posted by: - May. 30, 2011 10:45 PM ET USA

    There is a deep and bitter irony in calling Djerassi the father of anything.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - May. 30, 2011 10:02 PM ET USA

    "O brave new world that hath such folk in it!" God help us.