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15/10/1951 Cornerstone of the sexual revolution

Chemists Carl Djerassi, Luis Miramontes, and George Rosenkranz from Mexican pharmaceutical company Syntex synthetized norethisterone. It was the first oral contraceptive. It had to be further developed, combined with other chemicals and tested. The practically applicable contraceptive pill was therefore available six years later, in 1957.

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