This Sunday isn't just Mother's Day, it is the 50th anniversary of the FDA's decision to approve the first oral contraceptive. Thirty-five percent of LilSugar readers use the Pill to prevent pregnancy and since its introduction in 1960, it has been credited with everything from giving women control of their own sex lives to promoting their position in the workplace. A new study also found that four out of five Americans believe that the Pill has been good for society. As we celebrate the role the Pill has played in history, take this quiz to see just how much you know about this popular form of contraception.
How many US women currently take the Pill today?
What was the name of the first birth control pill introduced in 1960?
Which of the following is not a known health benefit of the Pill?
Lower risk of acne.
Lower risk of endrometrial cancer.
Lower risk of ovarian cancer.
Lower risk of obesity.
True or False: Birth control pills work by blocking the release of the egg from the ovary.
True or False: Women who take the Pill live longer and are less likely to die prematurely of all causes, including cancer and heart disease?