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The Birth Control Pill Turns 50 On Mother’s Day.

In Event, Health, India, Women's Issues on May 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

Rich in irony isn’t it?

And here’s different perspectives on the pill 50 years later today:

In 2008, Americans spent more than $3.5 billion on birth control pills. The pill is not so popular in India – less than 5% of the 49% of women who use contraception in India opt for the pill.

The pill’s business implications in the rivalry between TEVA and Bayer to corner the Asian Market.

How the recession is affecting family planning in some parts of the US.

The pill did not start the sexual revolution, and 4 other myths challenged in this Newsweek piece.

The world’s population in 1960 when the pill was approved was approximately 3 Billion. 50 years later, the world’s population is 6.8 Billion.

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