Contraceptive History - Birth Control Pills
Enovid and Frank Colton
The birth control pill was introduced
to the public in the early 1960s. Birth control pills are synthetic hormones
that mimic the way real estrogen and progestin works in a women's body.
The pill prevents ovulation - no new eggs are released by a women on the
pill since her body is tricked into believing she is already pregnant.
Sanger was a lifelong advocate of women's rights and the use of
birth control. During the 1930s, it was discovered that hormones prevented
ovulation in rabbits. In 1950, while in her 80s, Sanger underwrote the
research necessary to create the first human birth control pill. Sanger
raised $150,000 for the project.
Frank Colton was the inventor of
Enovid, the first oral contraceptive - National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Carl Djerassi was the inventor of
modern oral contraceptives or the pill. - National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Pill - Just the Facts - Birth Control Pills - Oral Contraceptives
The facts about the Pill are explained.
Find out whether birth control pills cause weight gain, treat acne, and
other important facts about the Pill.
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