In contemporary Western culture, powerful synthetic hormones are generally prescribed as the undisputed solution to fertility. But is fertility a disease that must be cured?
The contraceptive pill is a staple icon within the history of the sexual revolution, but with numerous associated health risks and billion-dollar incomes for pharmaceutical companies, is this notion of liberation for women misguided?
The Doctored Oath aims to challenge our preconceived notions of trust and superiority in science, through vocalizing the powerlessness and ill-informed nature of the female experience endured under a patriarchal hegemony.
As such, the work provides an important insight into the politics of hormonal contraception, one that is typically disregarded or concealed. Moreover, The Doctored Oath hopes to generate awareness for the harsh reality of women’s current social standing.