Ricki Lake and her longtime business partner and filmmaker, Abby Epstein, join the show today to talk about their groundbreaking new documentary film, The Business of Birth Control – a truth finding journey where they tell the impactful stories of women who’ve had a whole range of experiences on, and coming off of, hormonal contraceptives.
Learn What Inspired Ricki & Abby to Make This Important Documentary
As we’ve seen and heard in past episodes on this subject, this community has a very direct connection to the modern birth control story. Until very recently, our knowledge had been strictly experiential. Now, with documentaries like this and other dedicated research, we’re learning more about what these drugs do in our bodies, and to our minds. It’s critically important work, and so important for all women, especially young girls, to know and understand.
“Widespread adoption of hormonal birth control has become such an unquestioned part of the journey that there’s now silence and fear around even having the conversation.” – Abby Epstein, Almost 30 Podcast
From June 22nd to 26th, The Business of Birth Control will be available to watch for FREE in the USA and Canada! You can grab your ticket here. And for those who miss the free streaming event, you can use the code “Almost30” for 50% off by clicking here.
We encourage you to share this one with a friend or family member to, as Ricki mentions, pay it forward and empower the next generation with information they can act upon for their best interests. Enjoy.
We also talk about:
- Inspirations behind the documentary
- Birth control stories and experiences
- The beauty and power in our cycles
- Marketing freedom over risks
- Recognizing its historical significance
- Reckoning with unethical trial testing
- Digging into the business side of hormonal contraception
- Tragic stories of death and injury
- Following the money
- Hope for the future + male-equivalent options
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