Most birth control milestones happened much later than you might think

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The birth control pill is only 57 years old this year.

It took more than 70 years from the time the founder of Planned Parenthood coined the term for what we now know as “the pill” to be approved and legal for all Americans to use.

Here is the history of major milestones in the fight for universal access to birth control — that happened much later than you might think:

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In 1873, Puritan politician Anthony Comstock pushed for laws that made it illegal to distribute any forms of birth control or contraceptive information. Many of these Comstock Laws, as they came to be called, were still in effect through the late 1960s.

Source: Case Western Reserve University

In 1914, Planned Parenthood pioneer Margaret Sanger termed the phrase “birth control” in her efforts to decriminalize access to contraceptives.

Source: PBS

After fighting with American authorities for almost two decades, Sanger scored an early victory when, in 1938, a court lifted the official ban on birth control, allowing doctors to distribute it. The most popular types back then were diaphragms and condoms.

Source: New Republic

See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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