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From mercury to microneedles: A brief history of contraceptive innovation

September 23, 2021

Throughout history, people have sought to manage their fertility. Some of the methods they used to prevent pregnancy were dangerous and ineffective. Others form the basis of modern contraceptive methods.

Today, despite the availability of a wide range of contraceptive products, more than 200 million women who want to manage their fertility lack access to methods that are acceptable and affordable. Working with our partners, FHI 360 is expanding access to quality, affordable and acceptable new contraceptive methods.