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CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, Episode 1: The 1956 Puerto Rican Pill Trial

Jenn Stanley

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CHOICE/LESS is back with “The Backstory,” a four-part miniseries on historical injustices in reproductive and sexual health care advancement.

Today, many people might be appalled to hear of a medical study being conducted on unwitting participants, but the concept of informed consent as we understand it today wasn’t always a standard practice in health care. The first episode of CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory explores what went wrong during the early contraceptive pill trial in Puerto Rico.

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