The advent of birth control He marked a real Revolution as part of sexuality, making it in fact freer and no longer aimed solely to the procreation.
It began in the late 800 with mechanical devices, the prophylactic rubber and diaphragm, to arrive at the more complex synthetic preparations of hormonal basis, as the pill.
The contraceptive pill It was patented in the United States in 1956.
In Italy it arrived only in 1964 and it could be prescribed solely for therapeutic purposes, as an article in the Rocco Code it prohibited the use as a contraceptive.
Per “liberalize” you will have to wait 1971, year in which that provision was finally repealed (Photo gives: vediamocichiara.it).