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Development of the contraceptive pill

Duration: 05:52

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill.

Warning: Contains upsetting scenes.

Available since: Thu 20 Dec 2012

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Learning Zone

Andrew Marr explores ten key events which have helped to shape our modern world.

First broadcast: 12 Dec 2012

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