A historical chronicle of the pioneering work of a Flemish gynaecologist who developed the first usable contraceptive pill in the greatest secrecy.
Gynaecologist Nand Peeters deserves a place of honour in historiography. At the end of the sixties, the doctor did clinical research which resulted in two revolutionary pills: the first contraceptive pill without side effects and a drug against rhesus poisoning.
‘The True Father Of The Pill’ unravels the work of this motivated gynaecologist through gripping testimonies and research. His son Marc, the patients who participated in the experiments, colleague doctors and scientists reconstruct the life and work of Nand Peeters and give a fine portrait of family life, sexuality and religion in the Flanders of the late fifties.