Pharmacists in California will have to give women a short health consultation before providing contraceptives without a prescription. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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When health care providers have the latest information on various birth control methods, research suggests, more of their patients who use birth control choose a long-acting reversible method, like the IUD. iStockphoto hide caption

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The history of how the birth control pill was developed in the 1950s is recounted in Jonathan Eig's new book The Birth of the Pill. hide caption

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The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution

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