Gregory Pincus

Standard Name: Pincus, Gregory


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Winter 1950
Birth-control campaigner Margaret Sanger met with scientist Gregory Pincus in New York and discussed with him her radical dream of a safe, cheap, reversible method of contraception that would give women control over their bodies...
August 1953
Scientist Gregory Pincus , working for G. D. Searle , patented a compound very similar to synthetic oestrogen (first made in Syntex labs nearly two years before) and set about using it, as Syntex had...
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
10 May 1960
In the USA the FDA approved the use of the progestin oral contraceptive pill (marketed as Enovid). This had been developed by experimental scientist Gregory Pincus (later in collaboration with physician John Rock ), whom...