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On This Day In History: The FDA Approved The Pill

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On May 9, 1960, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first commercially available birth control pill. It was initially commissioned by Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. McCormick opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1916. From the┬áHistory┬áchannel website: “In the early 1950s, Gregory Pincus, a biochemist…

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