From the daily archives: Saturday, May 10, 2008

I meant to write about this earlier today (Friday) but my one hour flight turned into a twelve hour ordeal (thanks Delta!) so I just walked in the door and I’m a few hours late for the ‘happy birthday birth control’ post.

Anyway-

On May 9th, 1960 the FDA officially approved “the pill” for use as a contraceptive.

It’s something we kind of take for granted now but at the time it was a HUGE deal. The pill offered women greater reproductive freedom while providing social conservatives something else to fear and vilify.

It’s crazy to think that, initially, […]

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