Birth control has been around since the early 1960's. Formulas have changed but for the most part they are safe, The FDA needs to have more funding to get the job done. To those who think this is just an issue to prevent teen pregnancy WRONG! I can remember my mom and dad being thrilled they had effective birth control as mom was told not to have more kids for a few years. They were happily married till mom's death total of 63 yrs.