Contraceptive pill calendars and an appointment card used by a woman from Norbury in 1965. She used the calendars to keep track of the days of the month when she took the pill: 21 days on, seven days off. She used the appointment card to keep a note of dates to attend the Marie Stopes Birth Control Clinic in central London. Instead of going to a local clinic, she went to the same clinic that her mother had attended in the 1930s. She started to take the pill just before she got married, as she did not want to start a family straight away. The pill was first introduced in 1961, and by 1965 460,000 women in Britain were taking it.
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