Birth Control Pill

On today's show, a history of the birth control pill.

One tablet, once a day: a routine that 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, it was hailed as a medical breakthrough although the Pope condemned its use as immoral. The pill would be one of the most significant developments of the 20th century.