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In 1960, Enovid was the first birth control pill in the world to be approved and sold in the USA. Its approval had a major impact on women's* sexuality and family planning at the time, as they gained more control over their fertility. In 1961, 'Anovlar' followed in West Germany and 'Ovosiston' in East Germany. Enovid, Anovlar or Ovosiston are no longer available on the market today: Nevertheless, they are considered the forerunners of today's birth control pills.