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When did it become legal for married women in the U.S. to use birth control? *


 
Correct! The Supreme Court made birth control legal for married couples in its 1965 decision, Griswold v. Connecticut. It wasn’t until 1972 that the court ruled birth control was legal for all Americans.

 
Incorrect. The Supreme Court made birth control legal for married couples in its 1965 decision, Griswold v. Connecticut. It wasn’t until 1972 that the court ruled birth control was legal for all Americans.

 
In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first African-American woman to do what? *


 
Correct! After earning her medical degree, Dr. Lee Crumpler treated newly freed slaves after the Civil War and published a medical text.

 
Incorrect. After earning her medical degree, Dr. Lee Crumpler treated newly freed slaves after the Civil War and published a medical text.

 
In the 1960s, less than 10% of medical students were women. What percent of doctors graduating from medical school today are women? *


 
Correct! Approximately half of all medical graduates in the U.S. are now women.

 
Incorrect. Approximately half of all medical graduates in the U.S. are now women.

 
When did it become illegal for health insurance companies to charge women more than men? *


 
Correct! The Affordable Care Act of 2010 put an end to the practice of charging women more than men for the same health plans.

 
Incorrect. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 put an end to the practice of charging women more than men for the same health plans.

 
Since the Pap test was adopted in the 1960s, a woman’s chance of dying from cervical cancer has dropped by __ percent. *


 
Correct! The Pap test resulted in a 70% decline in the cervical cancer mortality rate. However, women of color are still much more likely than white women to die from the disease, due to disparities in treatment. The best strategy is to prevent cervical cancer with the HPV vaccine, which is free for pre-teens with health insurance.

 
Incorrect. The Pap test resulted in a 70% decline in the cervical cancer mortality rate. However, women of color are still much more likely than white women to die from the disease, due to disparities in treatment. The best strategy is to prevent cervical cancer with the HPV vaccine, which is free for pre-teens with health insurance.

 
How long has the emergency contraception pill (Plan B) been available without a prescription? *


 
Correct! Plan B was approved for over-the-counter sales 5 years ago, in 2013. Plan B and other generic emergency contraceptives can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

 
Incorrect. Plan B was approved for over-the-counter sales 5 years ago, in 2013. Plan B and other generic emergency contraceptives can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.

 
The Affordable Care Act, which became law in 2010, guarantees women get birth control for free with their health insurance. How much money does this save the average woman per year? *


 
Correct! The ACA is saving the average birth control pill user $255 per year, and the average woman receiving an IUD is saving $248.

 
Incorrect. The ACA is saving the average birth control pill user $255 per year, and the average woman receiving an IUD is saving $248.

 
In 1983, Sally Ride made U.S history as the first American woman to go to space. How many tampons did the male engineers at NASA suggest they stock on the spaceship for the one-week flight? *


 
Correct! When the male engineers asked her, “Is 100 the right number?” Dr. Ride responded, “No. That would not be the right number.”

 
Incorrect. When the male engineers asked her, “Is 100 the right number?” Dr. Ride responded, “No. That would not be the right number.”

 
For most of the 20th century, which of the following groups were sometimes secretly sterilized when they went to the hospital for other reasons? *


 
Correct. Governments tried to limit the population of all of the groups listed here. Approximately 60,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized from the 1920s to the 1970s. In 2014, North Carolina became the first state to make compensation payments to living survivors of its eugenics programs.

 
Incorrect. Governments tried to limit the population of all of the groups listed here. Approximately 60,000 Americans were forcibly sterilized from the 1920s to the 1970s. In 2014, North Carolina became the first state to make compensation payments to living survivors of its eugenics programs.

 
Why is a statue of the so-called “father of modern gynecology,” Dr. J. Marion Simms, being removed from New York’s Central Park? *


 
Correct! Simms experimented on enslaved black women without anesthesia. At the time some doctors didn’t trust anesthesia; however, Sims’s decision to not use it was based on the misguided belief that black people didn’t experience pain like white people did.

 
Incorrect. Simms experimented on enslaved black women without anesthesia. At the time some doctors didn’t trust anesthesia; however, Sims’s decision to not use it was based on the misguided belief that black people didn’t experience pain like white people did.

 
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