In what year was the birth control pill invented?

Answer In 1951, two companies developed synthetic progesterone to be used as an oral contraceptive. Birth control pills were not available to the public until 1960, when they were approved by the Food and... Read More »

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Who invented the birth control pill?

Chemists Frank Colto and Carl Djerassi independently invented forms of synthetic progesterone pills. They would not have been used as contraceptives, however, without the research of physician Geor... Read More »

How can I make wife (asian) more comfortable with taking a birth control pill Pill with least side effects?

Clearly she doesn't want to take them. Her concerns are valid. So how about trying a different birth control? Like an IUD? Or a diaphragm? Sponge? Etc.…

What is a birth control pill?

Each year millions of women choose the birth control pill as their preferred from of contraception. When you know more about how the pill works, you can decide if this is the right type of birth co... Read More »

How old is the birth control pill?

The birth control pill was first introduced to prevent pregnancy in 1960. Before that it had been approved by the FDA for the treatment of severe menstrual cramps, with a warning that it would, as ... Read More »