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Gregory Pincus

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(* April 9, 1903 in Woodbine, New Jersey; † August 22, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts) was a U.S. physiologist who was instrumental in the development of the birth control pill.

From 1951 to 1967, Gregory G. Pincus held a professorship in Boston. Based on the finding that increased progesterone concentration prevents ovulation during pregnancy, he derived the principle of hormonal contraception through ovulation inhibitors.

In 1939 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 1965 to the National Academy of Sciences. [1]



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