Chandler Marrs, MA, MS,Ph.D.,CEO

“Birth Control, Big Money and Bad Medicine: a Deadly Trifecta for Women’s Health”

Research scientist. BA in Philosophy from University of Redlands, an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University ,  MA, and Ph.D. in Expiremental Psychology/ Neuroendocrinology from the University of Nevada , Las Vegas . Founder of Lucine Health Services


S. Craig Roberts, Ph.D

"Evidence for effects of hormonal contraception on partner choice and relationship satisfaction".

Professor S. Craig Roberts,  School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling.  Scotland

Melissa Farmer, Ph.D 

“Neuroscience of Libido: Lessons Learned from Oral Contraceptive Use.”

Post-Doctoral  Fellow , Northwestern  University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Chicago, IL


Nicole Petersen, Ph.D

“Hormones and the Brain”

B.S. in Biopsychology: SUNY Binghamton, 2006
Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior: UC Irvine, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging London Lab 
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences University of California, Los Angeles

Ross Pelton, R.Ph, Ph.D., CNN

“The Pill Problem: Nutritrional Issues”

Graduate University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CNN) through International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. Researcher, author of 6 books and health educator.

Frederick S. vom Saal, Ph.D

“Getting pregnant while on oral contraceptives: Likelihood of adverse effects on fetuses”

PhD in neuroscience from Rutgers and a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Reproductive Biology at the University of Texas-Austin
Curators’ Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia Missouri 65201 USA

Lionel Tiger, Ph.D.

“Take The Pill. But Don’t Call Me In the Morning”

Charles Darwin Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Rutgers University and co-Research Director of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Professor Tiger is a member of Social Issues Research Centre's panel of advisors, located in Oxford, UK. Author of 6 books and one in process.

Evening  Session:

Discussion and   Preview of the Trailer for documentary entitled “Sweetening the Pill” 

Could some pharmaceutical birth-control methods be having side-effects that are more dangerous than women realize?  The birth control pill was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century.  But decades after its introduction, women are being prescribed birth control at a young age and are taking it for years without realizing there may be safer options for avoiding pregnancy.  Featuring interviews with parents and friends of those who’ve died after complications related to synthetic hormones, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein question how much the public really know about their medical effects in their new documentary “Sweetening the Pill.
— The Guardian (UK)