Planned Parenthood's founder Margaret Sanger coins the term "birth control" and uses it in an issue of The Woman Rebel
Margaret Sanger opens the first birth control clinic.
Margaret & others are arrested and clinic is closed down. Margaret Sanger spends 30 days in prison.
First large-scale trial of the contraceptive pill In Puerto Rico
The pill approved for sale in the United States. However, Comstock laws are in place which restricts states for sale & advertisement of birth control.
A reduction in percentage of unwanted pregnancies.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves birth control pill as an oral contraceptive.
The pill introduced in New Zealand, but only for married women through doctors prescriptions.
Family Planning starts prescribing the pill to married women.
US Supreme Court rules that married couples have right to contraception in a case by Planned Parenthood's first clinic in New Haven, Connecticut.
1 out of 4 married women in America younger than 45 had used the pill.
13 million people in the world are using the pill.
More than 12.5 million women around the world are on the pill.
In US, women can now choose from different birth control pills.
2/3 of all catholic women are using contraceptives.
Supreme Cout declares Massachusetts Law restricting sale of contraceptives to unmarried women unconstitutional.
Loretta Lynn's country music song "The Pill" is released. It becomes a hit in the Greatest Country Songs of All Time.
FDA approves distribution of Copper IUD, however for 4 years no manufacturers are wanting to make it available to women in US.
Teen abortion rate declined.
Economist Magazine names birth control pill one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Planned Parenthood wins legislative victory which requires prescription of contraceptive drugs and devices to be included in coverage of insurance for employees of federal government.
Emergency Contraception is approved for sale over-the-counter both for men & women aged 18+.
Bush Administration proposes a rule which limits the rights of patients to receive accurate reproductive health information. Planned Parenthood files case over "midnight regulation".
Birth Control could cost up to £480 per year. A survey finds out that more than 1/3 of female voters have struggled to afford prescription birth control, due to this have used it inconsistently.
In 2013, FDA lifts the age restrictions for over-the-counter sale of Plan B One-Step emergency contraception.
Health Insurance plans are now required to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives with no copay. An estimated 30 million women are benefitting from ObamaCare's preventative healthcare provision.
Today, 99% of sexually active American Women have used birth control at some point in their lives. Nearly 60% of Americans who use the birth control pill use it for health-related reasons such as menstrual pain.
100 million women use the pill.