Birth Control Pill
Inventer: Gregory Pincus
Brief History of the Pill.
Margaret Sanger creates the first birth control clinic in 1914-1921.1951 Sanger persuades Gregory Pincus to work on the pill.1953 Margaret provides over 40,000 dollars for birth control research.1954 Pincus successfully tests pill on fifty Boston gals.The FDA disapproves of the pill for contraceptive use due to severe disorders.1960 The pill is approved by the FDA for contraceptive use. It was an instant hit!1969 Barbara Seaman publishes " The Doctor's Case Against the Pill," which exposed the lingering side effects of BirthControl.- This caused sales to plummet by nearly 25%!
We're There Issues?
Yes there were, many people opposed The Pill, some even wrote articles on how bad it was. In the first draft of it, though it was 100% resistant to pregnancy, it caused blood clotting and later they found out that it was 8 times more potent than it should've been.
Women were able to have coitus without getting pregnant. This created something of a sexual revolution among females, allowing them to experience the pleasure of "you know what" without fear of pregnancy. Birth control was obviously popular among women within american society. Today, over 16 milion women use this impressive oral contraceptive.
Before the invention of birth control, women had no power over pregnancy. This meant that, if they got pregnant, they could no longer focus on their current priorities and had to shift their lives in favor of their child or children. Some people had over six children per houshold! This obviously compelled the women to focuse their efforts on their family instead of their career. This all changed when the pill was announced. Because of it, women across America could pursue careers and experience life at a completly different perspective( not to mention the way it slowed the baby boom).
The birth of birth control was a HUGE turning point for American life! It allowed women to truly experience life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life because of the chance to have spontaneous coitus. Liberty, because it allowed families to grow at their own will without fear of pregnancy. Finally, the pursuit of happiness! Since it showed that women can engage themselves however they want without having to care for a child during what could be an amazing experience that would bring happiness.