the Pill


A pill designed for contraception by preventing ovulation.

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notes for the Pill

The Pill was introduced in the 1950s, and its possible side effects are still being investigated. It nonetheless offered an ease of use and reliability of result that no other method of contraception had ever before supplied. In this way, it contributed greatly to the sexual revolution.
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