The history of birth control

Published On: Apr 09 2013 04:28:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 30 2014 09:23:16 AM CDT

Companies with religious objections can refuse to pay for contraception, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, marking another important moment in the history of birth control.

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Today, of the estimated 62 million American women of childbearing age, 28 percent prevent pregnancy by taking birth control pills, according to Planned Parenthood. Twenty-seven percent have had their tubes tied, 16 percent use condoms, 10 percent rely on their partner's vasectomy and 5.5 percent use an IUD.

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