WOMEN
07/18/2014 04:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

100 Years Of Birth Control

In 1914, Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" -- and a lot's happened since then.

An infographic from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America charts the history of contraception from 1914 to the present day, noting that 99 percent of sexually-active American women have used birth control at some point in their lives.

While recent legislation has restricted reproductive health access for thousands of American women, this infographic is a much-needed reminder of how far we've come. There are battles left to fight, but it's encouraging to reflect on those we've already won.
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Courtesy of Planned Parenthood® Federation of America

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