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Contraception in America 1950 – Present day


Intrauterine Device (IUD):


The intrauterine device (IUD) is the most popular means of reversible birth control in the world, yet the tiny objects caused much suffering and continued to be controversial in the U.S. in the 2000s.


Oral Contraceptive Pill:


The birth control Pill was the first medication approved for long-term use by healthy people and the first 99% effective way to prevent conception.


Present and Future Methods:


New birth control methods are continually being devised and tested, from the NuvaRing to the Depo-Provera injection. To read more about present and future birth control methods, consider the following Cleveland Clinic link.





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