Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report using at least one form of birth control at some point in their lives. 

Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we've come in 100 years.

Download as a PDF or as a hi-res PNG file.

Tags: birth control, Timeline, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Margaret Sanger

What's the "Gag Rule?"

Here's everything you need to know about Trump's latest attack on our health and rights.

Learn more

Uncover the latest attacks on our health and rights.

Learn more

Sign Up for Email

Sign Up

"Trump’s Gag Rule Could Have Killed Me"

Rhea's story shows what could happen if millions of people lose access to lifesaving care.

READ RHEA'S STORY