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On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved Enovid, the first birth control pill, for clinical use Many court cases, a sexual revolution and a fundamentalist backlash later, use of and access to contraceptives is still very much a hot-button issue in the US Read a roundup of information and opinion relating to the release of an explosive report last week connecting a spike in unwanted pregnancies among the poor to decreased contraceptive use (h/t: Feministing)

  • REPORT: A Tale of Two Americas for Women: The Contraception-Abortion Connection press release | PDF (Guttmacher Institute)
  • Timeline: The Pill (PBS)
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