60 Years Later, The War Against Birth Control Rages On
According to Rebecca Thimmesch, Campaign Manager of Free the Pill at Advocates for Youth, the FDA decision to put the first birth control pills on the market were still very-much grounded in stigma. “The Supreme Court didn’t legalize birth control use among married couples until 1965, and among non-married people until 1972. So there has always been inequality in terms of who had access and who didn’t,” Thimmesch tells Refinery29. “For low-income young people, young people of color, undocumented young people and disabled young people, in particular, the obstacles to gaining and filling a prescription for birth control can be insurmountable.”

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