Birth control pill

May 9th

In 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the pill as safe for contraception. In 1953, the legendary contraceptive crusade Margaret Sanger gave it to Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus continues his previous research with $ 150,000 to create a safe and effective oral contraceptive for women. The original version contained at least 5 times more estrogen and 10 times more progestin than it does today. Cut addressed early medical problems primarily with dangerous blood clots. The  most common form of contraceptive used by millions of women today, pills are about 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. Forty years later, women in the United States still need a doctor’s prescription, but  many other countries have 4,444 tablets on the market. [Image: Tablet with the latest calendar package]

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