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The history of birth control

Published On: Apr 09 2013 04:28:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 07:44:12 AM CDT

Pediatricians now support making condoms available to teens, marking another important moment in the history of birth control.

Morning after pill, emergency contraceptive
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1998 -- The FDA approves the first emergency contraceptive in the United States. Nicknamed "the morning-after pill," it can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

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