History of Birth Control

Surprise, it involves racism and misogyny

In honor of International Women’s History Month, let’s do a deep dive into where, how, and from whom your birth control came. The pill specifically has a crazy story, involving (surprise surprise) racism, misogyny, and some accidents! Stay tuned.



A History of Birth Control Methods, by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: A History of Birth Control.

What’s NEW in birth control? Check out the Population Council for more information on devices like the 1-year vaginal ring!