Creation of oral contraception 1960 the first forms

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Creation of Oral Contraception- 1960 The first forms of birth control were used in the 1920s, but it was not until 1960 that feminist Margaret Santer and biologist Katharine McCormick convinced scientist to create oral contraceptives. The first OCP was approved by the FDA to go on the market in 1960.
Emergency Contraception “The Morning After Pill” The Morning After Pill was first announced in an article released by Lawrence Lader in 1966 in The New York Times. This was presented as an emergency pill women could take the morning after having unprotected intercourse. Between this and Oral Contraception being put on the market, this provided almost 100% protection against unwanted pregnancy.
The right to have an Abortion- 1973 The right to have an abortion became as such in 1973 when Roe vs. Wade declared having access to a safe abortion is a constitutional right. Roe vs Wade was a case in the US Supreme court in 1973 that included a pregnant single woman fighting the current law that stated abortions were only legal in the occasion to save the life of the mother . This case ended up being one of the most emotional and controversial cases in history today.
HIV and AIDS in America By 1987, 60,000 people in America had died from AIDS and more than 40,000 were HIV positive. The Gay community was the only noticeably demographic of people that were infected.
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