In the ’50s, four people collaborated to create a pill so women could enjoy sex. They fibbed about their motivations and skirted the law. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill.
"As a result of all of the publicity, the G.D. Searle pharmaceutical company agreed to manufacture the pill and to apply to the FDA for approval, but Pincus and Searle come up with yet another sneaky but brilliant idea. They decide, "We’re not going to ask the FDA to approve it as birth control because that will raise a whole bunch of other issues. … Let’s just ask them to approve it for menstrual disorders." … Almost any woman can go into her doctor and say, "I’ve got an irregular cycle. I’d like to have this new pill." And that’s exactly what happens. The pill has a label on it that says, "Warning: This pill will likely prevent pregnancy." And it’s the greatest advertisement they could ever have — because this is what women want."
Okay, I haven’t listened to this yet (it’s long), so I can’t confirm that it’s awesome, but it sounds awesome. Like this ish should be a docudrama awesome. Start a croudsourcing campaign, Someone would totally film this.