The history of birth control

Published On: Apr 09 2013 02:28:22 PM PDT   Updated On: Aug 05 2015 06:45:50 AM PDT

Take a look at some of the important moments in birth control history.

Morning after pill, emergency contraceptive
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1998 -- The FDA approves the first emergency contraceptive in the United States. Nicknamed "the morning-after pill," it can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.


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