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    • 1901 Arizona Comstock Law 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In 1901, the Arizona Territorial Legislature codified territorial law that illegalized advertising, causing, or performing abortions anywhere in Arizona. The 1901 code, in conjunction with the federal Comstock Act, regulated ...
    • Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Annie Dodge Wauneka, a member of the Navajo Tribal Council in Window Rock, Arizona, from 1951 to 1978, advocated for improved lifestyle, disease prevention, and access to medical knowledge in the Navajo Indian Reservation, ...
    • Anthony Comstock (1844–1915) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Anthony Comstock was a US postal inspector and politician who advocated for the suppression of obscenity and vice throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Comstock considered any sexually explicit ...
    • City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (1983) 

      Jackson, Lawton L.; Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In the 1983 case City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health the US Supreme Court ruled that certain requirements of the city of Akron’s “Regulation on Abortion” ordinance violated women’s rights to abortions. ...
    • “Family Limitations” (1914), by Margaret Higgins Sanger 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In 1914, Margaret Sanger published “Family Limitations,” a pamphlet describing six different types of contraceptive methods. At the time Sanger published the pamphlet, the federal Comstock Act of 1873 had made distributing ...
    • Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879-1966) 

      Nunez-Eddy, Claudia; Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Margaret 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 ...
    • Mary Coffin Ware Dennett (1872-1947) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Mary Coffin Ware Dennett advocated for social reform in the United States in the early twentieth century, particularly regarding sex education and women's rights to access contraception. Dennett authored several publications ...
    • Pearl Mao Tang (1922– ) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      A licensed obstetrician and gynecologist, Pearl Tang worked to improve the health of women and children in Maricopa County, Arizona, during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her work with the Maricopa County Health ...
    • The People of the State of New York v. Margaret H. Sanger (1918) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In 1918, the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany broadened the justification physicians could use to prescribe contraceptives to married patients in the case The People of the State of New York v. Margaret H. Sanger ...
    • The Sex Education of Children: A Book for Parents (1931), by Mary Ware Dennett 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Mary Coffin Ware Dennett, a supporter of sex education for children in the US in the early twentieth century, wrote The Sex Education of Children: A Book for Parents as a resource for parents teaching their children about ...
    • The Sex Side of Life (1919) by Mary Ware Dennett 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      Mary Ware Dennett, an activist in the US for birth control and sex education in the early twentieth century, wrote an educational pamphlet in 1915 called “The Sex Side of Life, and it was published in 1919. The pamphlet ...
    • United States v. Dennett (1930) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In the 1930 US federal court case United States v. Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware Dennett was cleared of all charges of violating the anti-obscenity Comstock Act, a charge she had incurred by distributing her sex education ...
    • United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries (1936) 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      In the 1936 case United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City, New York, confirmed that physicians had the right to distribute contraceptives to patients ...
    • What Every Girl Should Know (1916), by Margaret Sanger 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      What Every Girl Should Know was published in 1916 in New York City, New York, as a compilation of articles written by Margaret Sanger from 1912 to 1913. The original articles appeared in the newspaper New York Call, under ...
    • What Every Mother Should Know (1914), by Margaret Sanger 

      Malladi, Lakshmeeramya
      What Every Mother Should Know was published in 1914 in New York City, New York, as a compilation of newspaper articles written by Margaret Sanger in 1911. The series of articles informed parents about how to teach their ...