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The Business of Birth Control

Women Directed

Dir. Abby Epstein USA 92 min

2021

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Community Collaboration

Presented with I Be Black Girl

October is Nebraska’s Black Maternal Health Month. To highlight the opportunity to improve Black maternal health outcomes in our state, join us for a screening and lively community conversation as we discuss the history of health outcomes, experiences of community members, and opportunities for everyone involved in the reproductive health care system to center the humanity and choice of each individual seeking care.

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Sixty years after the pill revolutionized women's emancipation, The Business of Birth Control examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation.

The documentary traces the feminist movement to investigate and expose the pill's risks alongside the racist legacy of hormonal contraception and its ongoing weaponization against communities of color.

Weaving together the stories of bereaved parents, body literacy activists and femtech innovators, the film reveals a new generation seeking holistic and ecological alternatives to the pill.

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