We at MotherBees are huge fans of the groundbreaking documentary, The Business of Being Born, which revolutionized the way people think about childbirth.
Now filmmakers Abby Epstein and Ricki Lake unpack the power structures surrounding the reproductive health industry complex in The Business of Birth Control, which examines the complex relationship between hormonal birth control and women’s health and liberation.
This 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.
We're proud to share that we've arranged a discounted screening option for the MotherBees community. Screen it here, at your convenience, using code BOBCBEES for 50% off.
This film is highly-recommended for adolescents and parents as their children head into their tween and teenage years. Helping your children understand their bodies, hormones, and how science and medicine can support or complicate their cycles is essential learning on the road to adulthood.