Even when pharmacists are cooperative, forcing women to ask for the pill is an unnecessary invasion of privacy.
In the shorter term, the bottom line is that the pill, like all modern medicine, allows our bodies to defy nature.
Undeniably, another factor in the rise of the pill is the appeal of blaming biology.
THE MISSING FOLLOW-UP: How did you prescribe that, by pill, syrup, or injection?
As long as the dream of a date with Bridgetta lives on, so will ads that offer her up in the form of a pill.
He took a small bottle from his desk and tossed a yellow Anti-Alch pill across the desk to me.
He wished to have the time to make Dubois swallow this pill.
It is claimed that this pill is perfectly soluble, tasteless, nonirritant, and therefore well adapted to a sensitive stomach.
You've always had speed and curves, but now you seem able to get the pill over.
With a swift and brave fling he threw the pill far into the night.
"small ball or round mass of medicine," c.1400, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German pille and Middle French pile, all from Latin pilula "pill," literally "little ball," diminutive of pila "a ball, playing ball," said to be related to pilus "hair" if the original notion was "hairball." Figurative sense "something disagreeable that must be swallowed" is from 1540s; slang meaning "boring person" is recorded from 1871. The pill "contraceptive pill" is from 1957.
1736, "to dose on pills," from pill (n.). From 1882 as "to form into pills." Related: Pilled; pilling.
A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
An oral contraceptive.
Any oral contraceptive for women: now that the joint and the pill are with us