Rise Of Birth Control

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In 1965, President Johnson said, “Less than five dollars invested in population control is worth a hundred dollars invested in economic growth.” The rise of contraception in the United States, like birth control pill, was controversial, highly debated in courts and law, and once the movement got rolling, it was hard to stop. When a Gallop Poll in 1936 asked if United States citizens favor the birth control movement, 61 percent answered yes. This was a shocking discovery, because until that time contraception seemed like a taboo topic. Today, manufacturing and selling birth control is legal in all 50 states. Family planning services are also now subsidized federal and state governments and nonprofit and private organizations. This nationwide movement enables women to choose when they start families. By allowing women to have the authority to utilize contraception, positive trends have been seen in economic advancement, education attainment and population trends.
The Rise of Birth Control The first oral contraception, Envoid, was introduced in 1957. The problem was that state laws prohibited physicians from prescribing the Pill and pharmacists from selling it. Two major shifts in the access to birth control occurred about 50 years ago. In 1965, the trial Griswold versus Connecticut ended restrictions on the sale of contraceptives. Federal government boosted funding for family planning from 1964 to 1973, these changes are still making a positive impact today.
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