On May 9, 1960 the USA FDA approved Enovid 10 mg for contraceptive use. Canada approved the pill in 1960 as well.
Please take the time to view the various interviews the CBC did on the pill…(especially the ones in the 1960)..
Some of my favorite clips
“It Means The Women Could“, various people on the street answer questions about the pill – a flashback to the 1964 attitudes.
“Longer interview with Dr. John Rock on the pill and the church” = 1964.
“The pill sparks religious furor” = 1968, this one is priceless.
And remember the attitudes of society back then. Even though the pill was approved it did not mean an unmarried woman would be able to get a prescription or even a married woman.
And this year – Mothers Day falls on MAY 9 – 50 Years to the DAY the pill was approved…