Stream The Business of Birth Control in the US & Canada!

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"A PROVOCATIVE, UNFLINCHING LOOK INSIDE THE WORLD OF BIRTH CONTROL"

-INDIE WIRE

"GET READY TO HAVE YOUR
MIND BLOWN"

-REEL NEWS DAILY

"EYE-OPENING"

-CINEMA 360

"A FEARLESS LOOK
AT THE MOVEMENT TO REEXAMINE 'THE PILL'"

-VARIETY

"THIS IS AN URGENT MATTER"

-AWARDS RADAR

"THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH CONTROL
LOOKS AT THE PILL'S LESSER-KNOWN
—AND POTENTIALLY DIRE—IMPACTS"

-THE LILY, THE WASHINGTON POST

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THE BUSINESS OF BIRTH CONTROL 

A film by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein

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We deserve better across the entire medical industry. We deserve to be believed. We deserve to be understood. We deserve to be empowered to at least understand ourselves and not have vital lifesaving information hidden from us for profit. It has honestly been one of the most illuminating and heartbreaking things I've ever seen. I will never forget the experience of watching your documentary... I can't wait for the revolution that I believe that you are at the forefront alongside so many amazing activists that have had their voices suppressed.

Jameela Jamil

Actress, Activist

Host of I Weigh

 
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Synopsis

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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More Business of Birth Control:
A Body Literacy Masterclass + Community

Fired up to take back control of your reproductive health? We've got you covered:
 

  • A 9-episode Masterclass video series featuring over 50 hormonal health experts aimed to help you make informed choices about your reproductive health 

  • On-demand unlimited annual access to over 35 hours of recorded classes and conversations, plus live monthly webinars and workshops 

  • An empowered space to share, listen and engage in a community of individuals all joined together to explore #betterbirthcontrol options

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About the Filmmakers

Ricki and Abby’s award winning, critically acclaimed documentary The Business of Being Born debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007.  The film is is hailed as the “must see” film among mothers-to-be.

 

Together they co-wrote the book, Your Best Birth and released More Business of Being Born a four-part DVD series featuring celebrities sharing their birth stories, as well as an in-depth discussion on the birth process.

 

Under their joint venture BOBB Films they served as Executive Producers for Breastmilk and The Mama Sherpas.

 

The duo also teamed up for Weed the People, which premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival.

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El negocio de las películas

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El negocio
de nacer

Nacimiento: es un milagro. Un rito de iniciación. Una parte natural de la vida. Pero más que nada, el nacimiento es un negocio. Obligado a encontrar respuestas después de una experiencia de parto decepcionante con su primer hijo, Ricki Lake explora el sistema de atención de maternidad en Estados Unidos con la cineasta Abby Epstein.

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Más negocios
de nacer

Esta serie de DVD de cuatro partes continúa la exploración provocativa y entretenida del sistema moderno de atención de maternidad, con conmovedoras historias de nacimiento de estrellas como Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington-Burns, Cindy Crawford, Molly Ringwald, Laila Ali, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, y Melissa Joan Hart.

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Weed the People

La marihuana medicinal tiene el potencial de salvar vidas,  pero la legislación existente prohíbe a millones de estadounidenses experimentar los beneficios que cambian la vida del cannabis como tratamiento contra el cáncer. Esta mirada más allá de la política y la propaganda desafiará todo lo que pueda haber sabido sobre el cannabis y revela las valientes historias de familias comunes que están explorando los beneficios de la marihuana medicinal para salvar las vidas de sus seres queridos más preciados: sus hijos.

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La leche materna

Los cuerpos de las embarazadas son más fáciles de acomodar para la sociedad. Lo que sigue al nacimiento es una historia diferente y más desordenada. La leche materna sigue la vida de las mujeres que amamantan y responde a las numerosas preguntas relacionadas con la leche materna.

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Las Mama Sherpas

La historia inaudita de las parteras que trabajan dentro del sistema hospitalario.

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El rostro del nacimiento

Una mirada inspiradora sobre lo maravilloso que puede ser el parto cuando se respeta y protege su derecho a elegir cómo, dónde y con quién dar a luz.