Birth Control In The 1800's

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Birth control has been studied for many years. Over the year’s people have discovered so many new things and applications. The history of birth control and the society around us has been affected by the impact of laws and the people.
Since Birth control was released there have been far less unplanned births. The history of birth control goes back to the 1800’s and for the past fifty years it has changed and improved.
Society today is completely different than it was in the 1800’s, when birth control started to become popular. According to the ebook Birth Control, the public health saw a dilemma, because there was the matter of scientific innovation and consumer protection. The economy was affected by oral contraceptives because it started …show more content…

Starting in the 1890’s most of people's concerns had been expressed through the language and logic of eugenics. Women who used birth control mainly use eugenic arguments since the early century to argue the advantages reproduction control(Gordon 75). After birth control became popular, a lot teens started to want to take it. Well some parents did not approve of it. In the book Birth control, issues on trial it explains how girls have been fighting for their right to take birth control. In 1977 New York made it a crime for anyone to sell birth control to minors under the age of sixteen, but the supreme court found that that law to be unconstitutional under the First and Fourth Amendment(Merino 131). The supreme court invalidated the law that had stopped the distribution of nonprescription contraceptives to pharmacists. They found that it caused a great burden for the right of individuals to use birth control. The court also had determined that the state’s restriction to the contraception age was unconstitutionally had limited minor's’ right to privacy under the Fourteenth Amendment. “The First Amendment protects the right to advertise and display contraception.” The complete ban on that information was also found unconstitutional(Merino 132). Starting in 2010, 26 states made a law allowing girls 12 and …show more content…

More than five thousand women died as a result of the abortions.These numbers could be higher because there were some autopsies that were not done correctly. These numbers equal a fatality rate of one in one thousand. On September 28, 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved mifepristone. Mifepristone was also known as RU-486, or the “abortion pill.” This pill was a prescription only drug and, it was meant to end an early pregnancy. Which an early pregnancy was classified as forty nine days or less after a woman's menstrual cycle was missed. The abortion pill also stops progesterone, “which is a hormone that gets the lining of the uterus ready for a fertilized egg and helps sustain a pregnancy.”(Rosenthal 19) August 24,2006 the FDA had approved emergency contraception (EC), or another name is Plan B, has been advertised as a way to reduce the number of abortions. The FDA had also approved EC to be sold over the counter (OTC). Women eighteen and older are able to get birth control without a prescription. According to Rob Stein in his Washington Post article on January 22, 2008 “At the time when the overall number of abortions has been steadily declining, RU-486 induced abortions have been rising by 22 percent a year and now account for 14 percent of the

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