Information pamphlet about oral contraception

Copies of this pamphlet would have been available for free in doctors’ surgeries and waiting rooms. It lists 22 questions and answers commonly asked of doctors about taking an oral contraceptive.

This booklet gives examples of the types of questions, issues, and concerns women had about taking oral contraceptives in the late 1960s. It adds to the Museum’s collection of Health and Medicine material and, specifically, to the significant and growing collection of objects and booklets related to th...


A four page pamphlet stapled at the spine. The front cover features a colour photograph of a woman talking to a doctor and is titled at the base 'The Questions Women Ask about the Pill'. The booklet has 22 questions and answers relating to the contraceptive pill.


115 mm
177 mm
1 mm


The booklet was produced by The Oral Contraceptive Information Centre in Crows Nest, Sydney, and was printed by North Sydney Printing Pty Ltd.

Three drug companies, British Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Schering Pty Ltd, and G. D. Searle Pty Ltd, contributed to the production of this booklet. Searle had been the first company to sell a contraceptive pill, in 1960 in the USA.
The Oral Contraceptive Information Centre 1967-1972


Gift of Mr Julian Holland, 2007
30 November, 2007

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Information pamphlet about oral contraception 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <>
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