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dc.contributor.editorLienhard, Dina A.en_US
dc.creatorHorwitz, Rainey
dc.date2019-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-11T18:26:09Z
dc.date.available2019-10-11T18:26:09Z
dc.date.created2019-10-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13129
dc.description.abstractOn 16 October 1916, Margaret Sanger opened one of the first birth control clinics in the United States in Brooklyn, New York, which some have called the Brownsville Clinic. Located at 46 Amboy Street, the clinic was a place where Sanger and her staff verbally communicated with women seeking information about birth control. During the early 1900s, both birth control and abortion were illegal in the US, and publication or circulation of information on both topics was deemed obscene and illegal by the federal Comstock Act. However, women still sought means to control unwanted pregnancies and visited the clinic to learn about birth control. The clinic was open for only ten days. It shut down after being found guilty of violation of the Comstock Act. The Brownsville Clinic represented a step toward the eventual founding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which Sanger led. Despite being short-lived, America’s first birth control clinic provided educational resources to women in New York and raised awareness of the birth control movement in the US through media exposure.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnwanted pregnancyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshMargaret Sanger Papers Projecten_US
dc.subject.lcshFamily planning servicesen_US
dc.subject.meshContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.meshContraceptive Agentsen_US
dc.titleFirst American Birth Control Clinic (The Brownsville Clinic), 1916en_US
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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.embryoOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.tagComstock Acten_US
dc.subject.tagIllegal abortionen_US
dc.subject.tagIllegal birth controlen_US
dc.subject.tagMargaret Sangeren_US
dc.subject.tagBrownsville Clinicen_US
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