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1839 Goodyear begins to mass produce condoms made out of vulcanized rubber. 
 Comstock law bans dissemination of birth control information and devices. 
 Margaret Sanger opens first birth control clinic. 
 Diaphragms are manufactured in the U.S. 
 The ban on mailing contraceptives and advertisements intended for the prevention of diseases is lifted. 
 The American MEdical Association officially recognizes birth control as an integral part of medical practice and education. 
 The FDA approves oral contraceptives and the IUD for use in the U.S.
 President Kennedy defines population growth as a "staggering problem" and formally endorses research aimed at making more contraceptive methods available worldwide. 
 The Office of Economic Opportunity funds the first federal family planning grants as part of the War on Poverty initiative; the Supreme Court strikes down a state law that prohibits the use of contraceptives by married couples.  
 As part of the War on Poverty, President Johnson names family planning one of four critical health problems in the nation needing special attention. Reverend Martin Luther King advocates for family planning services for all Americans, regardless of income or race. 
 Congress enacts legislation requiring states to provide family planning services to public health clinics and women on welfare.  
 President Nixon calls for increased federal support for domestic family planning services and appoints the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future to report on U.S. population issues.  
 Title X of the Public Health Service Act is enacted under the Nixon administration.  
 "Baird vs. Eisenstadt" grants contraceptive rights to unmarried people. Medicaid is amended to require coverage for family planning services.
 The Supreme Court strikes down state laws that prohibit abortion and upholds a woman's right to choose abortion. 
 Central Nebraska Family Planning is established.
 Congress amends the Title X statute to emphasize the importance of serving teenagers.
 The Carter administration issues regulations established the sliding fee scale for Title X services.
 The first case of AIDS is reported.
1983 The Reagan administration issues the "squeal rule" and regulations requiring Title X supported clinics to notify parents before dispensing contraceptives to minors; Title X funding is cut by one-quarter.
 The "squeal rule" is struck down in several court cases. U.S. family planning services serve 5 million people.
 HIV is determined to cause AIDS.
 The Reagan administration proposes "gag rule" regulations prohibiting Title X supported clinics from discussing abortion with women facing unintended pregnancies and requiring clinics to maintain a "wall of separation" between planning and abortion services. 
 FDA approves first cervical cap for use in the U.S.
 Norplant, the first implanted contraceptive, is introduced.
 The Supreme Court finds the "gag rule" Constitutional (Rust v. Sullivan).
 The FDA approves Depo-Provera, the first contraceptive injectable for use in the U.S.
 President Clinton suspends the "gag rule" during his initial days in office; the FDA approves the female condom for use in the U.S.
 For the first time, the FDA approves a product marketed as an emergency contraceptive, Preven. 
 Maryland becomes the first state to mandate comprehensive contraceptive coverage in private insurance plans; Congress requires insurance coverage of contraceptives for federal employees. 
 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention cites family planning as one of the top public health achievements of the century. 
 Lunelle is approved.
 Mirena IUD becomes available. 
 2002 Ortho Evra becomes available; NuvaRing becomes available later in the year. 
 2003 Male contraceptives and microbicides in development. 
 2004 Women's Health Services of Central Nebraska becomes Central Health Center (CHC).
 2005 Government review of Title X confirms the program serves a unique and valuable purpose, is cost-effective, and is effectively managed. 
 2006 Plan B becomes available without a prescription. Implanon is approved. 
 2007  Gardasil is approved. Lybrel is approved.
 2009 CHC Kearney moves to new location. 
CHC opens second site in Grand Island. Study conducted over 40 years finds women on the Pill live longer. Cycle Beads become available. 
 2017 Central Health Center is renamed to Choice Family Health Care.