400,000 women saw their doctors to obtain Enovid contraceptive prescriptions in the first year.

Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric Physiology’.

Blackwell graduated first in her class and became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United States.

Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the majority opinion that the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution gives women in the United States the ‘fundamental’ freedom choice in family matters, including whether or not to have an abortion.