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Dr. Gregory Pincus , a scientist, and Dr. John Rock , a Catholic physician, began the first human trials of the birth-control pill on 50 female volunteers in Massachusetts at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
Summer 1957
Searle 's birth-control pill, Enovid, received US FDA approval for non-contraceptive, therapeutic purposes.
Later 1960
Oral contraceptives, popularly known as the Pill, marketed by Searle under the name of Enovid, gained approval for use in Britain by the Family Planning Association .
11 May 1960
The US FDA approved the first birth control pill, Searle 's Enovid.