The Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research has been developing innovative contraceptive technologies for more than 60 years, long before the pill was even widely available. In the late 1950s, our scientists recognized that taking a daily pill was never going to meet the needs of all women. Researchers then developed the first long-acting reversible contraceptives, including the modern IUD and contraceptive implants.
Today, more than 170 million women are currently using highly effective contraceptives developed by the Council or based on our technology.
Whether in the US or around the world, evidence shows that women want and need more contraceptive choices. And when they have more choices, they can better meet their needs and achieve greater autonomy. The Council’s contribution to a diverse method mix gives women more control of their bodies and their futures, bringing greater health and economic benefits to women, families, communities, and countries around the world.
No matter the climate, the Population Council continues to expand women’s choice, convenience, and control by developing innovative contraceptive technologies.
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