Birth Control

A Brief History On Birth Control and Womens Rights

1914-1921 Margret Sanger, a womens rights activist opens first birth control clinic in Brooklyn.

1951- Sanger and endocrinologist Gregory Pincus, famous for creating a test tube rabbit, meet at a dinner party. Sanger gives him information and persuasion to create the first oral contraceptive.

1960- The Pill is approved by the FDA.

1962- 1.2 million women are on The Pill after two years. After another year, almost 2.5 million women are taking the contreceptive.

1964- The pill is still illegal in 8 states.

2000- The Equal Employment Opportunity makes it so employers insurance must cover the birth control pill.

Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights are the legal rights of reproduction and reproductive health. This includes access to safe and effective birth control, abortion, and education. Reproductive rights are basic human rights that each individual should have access to.

Womens' Birth Control Clinics are in Danger

Today, there is a national debate about womens access to birth control. The conservative extremeists have been quetioning the existance of birth control since it first became legal in 1960. Planned Parenthood has had its livelyhood threatened numerous times by extremists so it's not a new worry for them.

What Planned Parenthood Does For a Society

Despite what you may have heard, Planned Parenthood does good things for our young people and adults with no insurance. Here are some of the following services Planned Parenthood Provides:

STD testing


Birth control

Men's sexual education

Emergency Contraception

Best part about Planned Parenthood; it's virtually free

So you can get all these things for free (or very low cost).

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A birth control add that demonstrates a valuable opinion

The Pill: Much More Than Preventing Privacy

In the 1960's, the idea of the pill was groundbreaking. Having an easy effective contraceptive for women did a lot more than prevent pregnancy. Women in the mid 1900's usually had one job: Keep the household together. This included the many gender roles such as cooking, cleaning, watching kids, and managing to feel content. But, now the world was their oyster. Young women now had options. They DIDN'T have to have kids until they WANTED them. This gave young people many more career opportunitys and and the power of a higher education. From this point on, the world seemed brighter and women felt more empowered. Some may see this as the biggest feminism movement in history.

Women In The Work Force Today Rely on The Pill

Women today, are seen as a more independant, take-action kind of gals. In the workforce, they are coming to a turning point and women are striving for power and equal pay. I think it's important to note that women are also waiting longer to have children and there may be a coralation between more women in the work force and birth control.