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Birth Control: conclusive study on the pill declares it safe

One tablet, once a day: that routine is followed by as many as 80 million women worldwide to prevent pregnancy. The birth control pill, simply known as the pill, was the first drug to be approved for healthy women. When it first came on the Canadian market in the 1960s, feminists hailed it as a medical breakthrough while the Pope condemned its use as immoral. The pill would be one of the most significant developments of the 20th century.

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The report concludes that the birth control pill has no long-term ill effect.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 7, 1999
Guest(s): Valerie Beral
Reporter: Ann MacMillan
Duration: 1:53

Last updated: March 20, 2013

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