Neat Fact About Birth Control History

A neat fact I learned today: the conference where the trial results showing that a progesterone pill  (i.e. the Pill) blocked ovulation in women took place in the Laurentians in Quebec!  The results were presented at the 1955 Laurentian Conference on Endocrinology.

I couldn’t find confirmation of where the 1955 conference was held, but numerous sources have stated that the conference was regularly held at Mont-Tremblant in the 1950s.

Here’s a link to a PBS timeline on the history of birth control that was pretty interesting.  They even include info on birth control in ancient times!  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/timeline/index.html

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