Time: How Birth Control Changed Everything


Week 14: April 7, 1967

“The subject of this week’s cover story cost, as TIME noted, just 11 cents to make per unit—but, in the less than a decade of its existence, it had already “changed and liberated the sex and family life of a large and still growing segment of the U.S. population” and seemed primed to “go far toward eliminating hunger, want and ignorance” by helping to control the world population.

“That subject was, of course, the pill.”

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