Tagged: contraception


Revisiting the History of Oral Contraceptives

Women’s health is a crucial part of women’s history, and the birth control pill represents a technology that has changed the lives of women internationally since its creation. After initially coming on the market in the 1960s, oral contraceptives quickly became a bestseller throughout the United States. In America, the...


Objectionable Injection? Views of the Contraceptive Depo-Provera

Beginning in the early 20th century, leaders in the population control movement reported the world was experiencing a ‘population explosion’ in the poorest nations, and looked to contraceptive technology to limit fertility. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new form of contraception gained increasing public attention. Depot medroxyprogesterone...