Mild? No, it wasn't.
Spermicide? Yes, it was.
Most popular method of birth control from 1930 to 1960, when the pill arrived on the scene.
Ever wonder if the pill is any safer?
Or will our granddaughters look at it and say, Grandma, you didn't REALLY take artificial hormones, did you? Guh-rossss! Ew! Cancer!