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Listed under:  Health  >  Sexual health  >  Birth control
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Liberation and loss for married women in the 1960s

This clip contrasts the freedom women gained from the contraceptive pill with their loss of rights at work once they married. The clip focuses on Susan Magarey's initial ignorance of the pill; mandatory resignation from her permanent job as a teacher as soon as she married; and the reasons for her decision not to accept ...

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Impact of the contraceptive pill on Australia

If you had to name the most significant inventions of the 20th century, would you think of the contraceptive pill? Very few inventions have had such an impact upon Australian society or been as controversial. In this clip, discover how life changed for many Australian women with the arrival of 'the pill'. See how attitudes ...

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Activities: History, Episode 3 - Relationships

This resource for History teachers is focused on relationships and gender issues in Australia. The resource supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 3 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series that investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through the recollections ...

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Activities: English, Episode 3 - Relationships

This resource for English teachers is focused on relationships and gender issues in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 3 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival ...

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Popular culture post-war

In post-war Australia, cultural changes - like the popularisation of surfing and rock 'n' roll, and a sexual revolution - took hold. Meet the 'teenager'.