The Birth Control Pill

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According to the Oxford American College Dictionary, power is the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. In order to gain the most power humanly possibly you do not have to be remembered, your action needs to be remembered. Power is the ability to help others benefit out of an action. If given the opportunity to go back in time to irrevocably alter the future, I would take the opportunity to invent the birth control pill in advance of time. During World War II U.S. soldiers were supplied with condoms, another way of birth control, however it’s less effective than other methods we have now, such as the pill. Harvard historian Allan Brandt wrote in No Magic Bullet: A Social History of Venereal …show more content…

From 1955–1965, 42% of Americans of reproductive age relied on condoms for birth control. In Britain from 1950–1960, 60% of married couples used condoms” (Condoms and Sponges). Although the idea of this pill was before World War II, the pill was made available to the public in 1960. If those using condoms were aware of the stronger ability the pill had over the condom, the pill would have all power. Condom selling companies would try to overpower us with their promotion during World War II but to prevent that we would use propaganda and allow the public to see statics of being impregnated using these two methods. Although the FDA or allied soldiers would want to ban this pill, mass pills would be made and distributed to all locals.
Some benefits of providing women with the pill would be less suffrage of children of unplanned pregnancies. The greater use of the pill and evidence showing it works would possibly lead to a different population throughout the world. The pill would definitely be not expensive to provide for all.
Inventing the birth control pill before it was approved by the FDA and during a time necessary would gain me the most power humanly possibly: not because I, myself am powerful, but because that tiny pill is most

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