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Amazing Moments in Birth Control

The pope disapproves of it. Teenagers are confused by it. And it may be one of the world's most politically charged health issues. Though most people associate birth control with the advent of the Pill in the '60s, contraception is an age-old concern.
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A curious history

by Mara Betsch

The pope disapproves of it. Teenagers are confused by it. And it may be one of the world's most politically charged health issues. Though most people associate birth control with the advent of the Pill in the '60s, contraception is an age-old concern.

With an estimated 62% of American women ages 15 to 44 currently using some form of contraception, it's worth knowing how we've evolved from creams made from crocodile poop (yep, crocodile poop) to the development of rubbers, rings, and other types of modern-day birth control

Next: Condoms come first

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