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23/06/1960 Oral contraceptive pill is made available in the U. S.


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The Pill was already approved, but only for menstrual disorders, such as irregular periods or PMS. In May 1960, the FDA had cleared first oral contraceptive for general use. By the end of June, it was finally available. But it was very expensive. The cost was around $10 per month, which is equivalent to $80 today.
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