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dc.creatorNunez-Eddy, Claudia
dc.creatorMalladi, Lakshmeeramyaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-13T16:47:13Z
dc.date.available2016-10-13T16:47:13Z
dc.date.created2016-10-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11365
dc.description.abstractMargaret Higgins Sanger advocated for birth control in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although people used contraceptives prior to the twentieth century, in the US the 1873 Comstock Act made the distribution of information relating to the use of contraceptives illegal, and similar state-level Comstock laws also classified discussion and dissemination of contraceptives as illegal. Sanger helped to repeal the Comstock Act and similar laws so that women could legally use contraceptives to control their fertility and the sizes of their families. In 1916, Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the US in New York City, New York. Later in life, Sanger formed several advocacy organizations that promoted access to contraception, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Sanger's advocacy increased women's access to contraception and helped change the United States' social and legal perceptions of birth control.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshSanger, Margaret, 1879-1966en_US
dc.subject.lcshHiggins, Margaret Louisa, 1879-1966en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlanned Parenthood Federation of Americaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPlanned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizonaen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational Committee on Planned Parenthooden_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth Control Federation of Americaen_US
dc.subject.lcshArizonaen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Post Office Departmenten_US
dc.titleMargaret Higgins Sanger (1879-1966)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductive Health Arizonaen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.embryoOutreachen_US
dc.subject.tagReproductive Health Arizonaen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2016-10-13en_US
dc.contributer.editorO'Neil, Ericaen_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevinen_US


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