The history of birth control

Published On: Apr 09 2013 04:28:22 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 23 2016 10:39:47 AM CDT

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

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1920s -- Scientists working independently in Japan and Austria devise the "Rhythm Method" of birth control after figuring out that women are fertile approximately midway through the average menstrual cycle. They conclude pregnancy can be avoided by abstaining from sex during that period.

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