Oct 23, 2023

Birth Control Then and Now

Image of birth control packs and condom on blue background with blue heart.

Ever wondered how Planned Parenthood came to be what it is today?  

In October 1916, the first ever birth control clinic opened in Brooklyn, New York. While this clinic lasted only 10 days before being shut down, its impact established the foundation for what would later come to be known as Planned Parenthood.  

Today, Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 600 health centers across the United States, and Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for all.   

A lot can change in 107 years. Now, you can do almost anything virtually—and health care is no exception! The Planned Parenthood Direct app offers many types of birth control (including the pill, patch, and ring) to help you simplify your sexual health right from your phone.  

You can easily request birth control through the Planned Parenthood Direct app and get it delivered to your door in a discreet white envelope—no trip to a clinic necessary! 

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