Telegraph (UK) 10 May 2010
Raquel Welch, the actress said the widespread use of oral contraceptives had led to a breakdown in norms of sexual morality and fuelled the growth of rampant promiscuity among the young. She said that the situation has grown so grave that “these days nobody seems able to keep it in their pants or honour a commitment”.
While it carried some benefits, the enduring legacy of the Pill, she argued, has been social anarchy. Miss Welch found fame in the 1966 movie One Million Years BC and was voted by readers of Playboy magazine as the “most desired female of the 1970s”. But in an article to mark the introduction of the Pill to the US market 50 years ago she has now dramatically distanced herself from the fruits of the Sexual Revolution of which she was apart.