The history of birth control

POSTED: 02:28 PM PDT Apr 09, 2013    UPDATED: 07:12 AM PDT May 07, 2015 

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention month -- Check out some of the important moments in birth control history.

Morning after pill, emergency contraceptive
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1998 -- The FDA approves the first emergency contraceptive in the United States. Nicknamed "the morning-after pill," it can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

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