A History of Innovation in Birth Control

Few advances have given women greater power over their lives than the Pill.

When many people hear the name Bayer, they think of Aspirin®.  In fact, the introduction of aspirin by Bayer in 1899 was a major innovation.

What many people don't realize is that Bayer is also the leader of hormonal contraceptives for women in South Africa.

What's more, the company has a long history of innovation in birth control—stretching back almost to the introduction of the Pill itself in 1960.

Among Bayer innovations:

The continuing commitment of Bayer to women

In 2010, people all over the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Pill, and rightly so. Few technological advances have helped give women greater power over their lives and choices. In the years ahead—as the Pill turns 60, 70, and 80.

Bayer is committed to developing more innovative products that fit women's evolving needs throughout their reproductive years and beyond.

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