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Systems and structures in an age of upheaval
Torbjørn L. Knutsen

neighbourhood of Los Angeles in August 1965. What could explain these changes? Demographers pointed to the sharp increase in fertility rates some eighteen to twenty years earlier, in the wake of World War II. They also noted the equally sharp drop of fertility rates that occurred in the 1960s, after the introduction of the oral contraceptive pill. ‘The Pill’ made it possible to regulate the human reproductive cycle. It revolutionized female freedom because it gave women a new control over their bodies. This in turn paved the way for a sexual and feminist revolution

in A history of International Relations theory (third edition)