John Rock

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Birthday
24, 1890
Birthplace
Marlborough, MA
Death Date
Dec 4, 1984 (94)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1890
Birthplace
Marlborough, MA
Death Date
Dec 4, 1984 (94)

About

American gynecologist who is credited with developing the first contraceptive pill, which was put on the market in 1957. He also made important contributions to field of fertility treatment with in vitro fertilization.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree from Harvard University in 1918.

Trivia

He stopped attending mass after the Catholic church vocalized their opposition to his invention.

Family Life

He had five children with his longtime wife Selina Rock.

Associated With

His research in hormonal contraceptives was funded by activist Margaret Sanger.