The birth control pill has been called the most important scientific advance of the 20th century, and no wonder. Fifty years after its approval by the Food and Drug Administration, it is still one of the leading methods of contraception, in the United States and around the world. Much has been written about how it revolutionized sexual and social relationships, allowing women to defer pregnancy, enter the work force and make life choices their mothers could not — or, if you prefer, spawning promiscuity and undermining the foundations of marriage. But the pill also led to profound changes in the F.
This article was originally published on Kilden - Information and news about gender research in Norway. Read the original article. Today, twenty per cent of all fertile women in Norway are on the pill. The fact that all women have the right to information about and access to the right type of contraception is self-evident. But this has not always been the case. I remember it so well, it was like a revolution! The opportunity to securely control your own sexuality and childbirths was something completely new.
They also began to question traditional sexual roles. At the core of the sexual revolution was the concept -- radical at the time -- that women, just like men, enjoyed sex and had sexual needs. Feminists asserted that single women had the same sexual desires and should have the same sexual freedoms as everyone else in society. For feminists, the sexual revolution was about female sexual empowerment. The Pill as Scapegoat As female sexuality and premarital sex moved out of the shadows, the Pill became a convenient scapegoat for the sexual revolution among social conservatives.
A high correlation between abortion experience and contraceptive experience can be expected in populations to which both contraception and abortion are available Women who have practiced contraception are more likely to have had abortions than those who have not practiced contraception, and women who have had abortions are more likely to have been contraceptors than women without a history of abortion. Abortion statistician Dr.