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#TBT: Birth Control Hit Shelves 55 Years Ago

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In 1960, two little words rocked the worlds of American women: "The Pill." Although the FDA had previously given the green light for hormone pills, this approval was limited to ones that treated menstrual issues, like irregular cycles or PMS. In May of 1960, that all changed when the FDA approved Enovid as the first-ever hormone pill... Read more

A Birth Control Pill For Guys Is Coming

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Attention world: A male version of the Pill is in the works. Correction: Multiple male versions of the Pill are in the works. Two hormone-free options are already up for clinical trials. Gendarussa, an herbal male contraceptive, works by preventing sperm's ability to fertilize an egg. Two rounds of human trials in Indonesia have... Read more

Can the Pill Harm Your Long-term Fertility?

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You've been reassured that it's fine, but a new study raises the issue once again: can the birth control pill mess with your long-term fertility? The answer is still probably not, but it might look like it. The study, presented by Dr. Katherine Birch Petersen from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, shows that... Read more