This year marked the 50th anniversary of the FDA approval of the birth control pill, and with that milestone came numerous stories about the sexual liberation of women. While the pill deserves much credit for revolutionizing our sexual culture, it merits even more for transforming our workforce.
Providers have long known the individual and public health benefits of family planning, but the medical community may not be fully aware of the economic stability contraception brings to their patients’ lives and to society overall.
The above excerpt was originally published in Contraception. Click here to view the full article.
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Director, Women's Health & Rights Program