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The Complicated Past and Troubling Future of Birth Control in NC

BY JANET COLM None of us like to think of ourselves as “average” -- but if you are the average American woman who has sex with men, you started having sex around age 17 and you will spend 30 years of your life trying to avoid pregnancy. And, if you are like 99% of American women, you will use birth control at some point in your lifetime. Until 1936, birth control was considered “obscene” and the federal Comstock Laws prohibited distribution of birth control or even information about birth control. One year after the Comstock Laws were overturned, North Carolina became the first state … [Read More...]