- As late as 1968 the Roman Catholic Church still denied it to its female followers
- By the late 1960s almost all women had access to birth control
- It was seen as major progress to gender equality rights
- It gave women control over their reproductive role
- Choice if and when they wanted to become mothers
- Control over their careers
Summary: Birth control gave women the right to decide their futures. This is one of the bigger aspects in the changing sphere of women's rights.
Quote: "No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother."
- Margaret Sanger
Question: Was birth control the most influential thing in giving women more power?