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Gregory Goodwin. 1903–67, US physiologist, whose work on steroid hormones led to the development of the first contraceptive pill

Pincus Pin·cus (pĭng’kəs, pĭn’-), Gregory Goodwin. 1903-1967.

American physiologist. Through his studies of natural hormones that inhibit ovulation in mammals, he developed the first effective oral contraceptive, which was first tested in 1954.


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