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Writer and social activist Barbara Seaman warned about the dangers of high-estrogen birth control pills and cofounded the National Women's Health Network.
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She also made numerous television and radio appearances.
Seaman's first marriage, to Peter Marks, was annulled. In 1957, she wed Gideon Seaman; the couple separated in 1978, later divorcing. In 1982, Seaman married for a third time, to Milton Forman.
Seaman died in New York City on February 27, 2008, at the age of 72, from lung cancer. She was survived by three children from her second marriage to Dr. Gideon Seaman, Noah, Elana and Shira; two sisters, Jeri Drucker and Elaine Rosner-Jeria; her stepmother, Ruth Gruber; and four grandchildren.
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