Birth Control Haiku

Astonishing what

Woman can achieve without

A baby each year

Happy 60th birthday, oral contraception! I think there’s a solid case to be made that reliable, socially acceptable, and readily accessible birth control is one of most important innovations of the 20th century and a lot of progress women have made in terms of social equality since that event can be directly tied to it.

Original photo source: The Percy Skuy Collection, Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University. Photo by Carrie Eisert.

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