Take a look at some of the important moments in birth control history.
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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