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September 14, 2008

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In addition to the historic events you mention, I wonder if the show will note the introduction of the birth control pill.

Hi Julie. In the first season -- perhaps even the first or second episode -- Peggy goes to the doctor, who, after examining her, smokes a cigarette and agrees to prescribe birth control pills for her, cautioning that this does not mean he endorses promiscuous sex. (He also makes a crack about one of the secretaries at Sterling & Cooper.) The first season takes place in 1960 and this episode occurs early in the year. It surprised me, because I had always understood that the pill was not introduced until 1963. Further developments reveal that whatever it was that the doctor prescribed for Peggy didn't do the job.

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