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  • Nancy Goodman Brinker (1946– ) 

    Ziganshina, Dina
    Nancy Goodman Brinker founded the largest breast cancer organization in the US, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, during the twentieth century. In 1982, Brinker created the organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in memory ...
  • Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt (2016) 

    Abboud, Carolina J.
    In the 2016 case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the Texas requirements that abortion providers have admitting privileges at local hospitals and that abortion facilities ...
  • 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 ...
  • Leonard Colebrook’s Use of Sulfonamides as a Treatment for Puerperal Fever (1935–1937) 

    Shaikh, Safiya
    Between 1935 and 1937, Leonard Colebrook showed that sulfonamides, a class of antibacterial drugs, worked as an effective treatment for puerperal fever. Puerperal fever is a bacterial infection that can occur in the uterus ...
  • Ephraim McDowell (1771-1830) 

    Darby, Alexis
    Ephraim McDowell was an US abdominal surgeon who in 1809 performed one of the first successful ovarian surgeries. McDowell conducted his medical practice in Danville, Kentucky, where he used novel methods of ovariotomy to ...
  • Annie Wood Besant (1847–1933) 

    Meek, Caroline; Nunez-Eddy, Claudia
    Annie Wood Besant was a social activist who advocated for women’s access to birth control as well as marriage reform, labor reform, and Indian Nationalism in the nineteenth century in England and India. In her early career, ...
  • Catherine DeAngelis (1940– ) 

    Darby, Alexis
    In the late-twentieth century in the United States, Catherine DeAngelis was a pediatric physician, researcher, and editor of multiple medical journals. During her time with the Journal of the American Medical Association, ...
  • Doe v. Bolton (1973) 

    Abboud, Carolina J.
    In the 1973 court case Doe v. Bolton, the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that a Georgia law regulating abortion was unconstitutional. The Georgia abortion law required women seeking abortions to get approval ...
  • Action of MER-25 and of Clomiphene on the Human Ovary (1963) 

    Darby, Alexis; Abboud, Alexis J.
    Between 1958 and 1962, physicians Olive W. Smith, George V. Smith, and Robert W. Kistner performed experiments that demonstrated the effects of the drugs MER-25 and clomiphene citrate on the female human body. MER-25 and ...
  • Butt Out for Baby (2003), by Child and Youth Health, South Australia 

    Gaetano, Phil
    Butt Out for Baby was a smoking cessation intervention guide, aimed at community health workers, that the Child and Youth Health group published in 2003. The literature was released as the chief publication of the Butt Out ...
  • Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You (2015), by the British Broadcasting Corporation and The Open University 

    Pollesche, Jessica
    In 2015, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) partnered with The Open University to produce the three-part documentary series, Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You. Michael Mosley, a British television ...
  • “Perimortem Cesarean Delivery” (1986), by Vern Katz, Deborah Dotters, and William Droegemueller 

    Grayson, Claire Elise
    In 1986, Vern L. Katz, Deborah J. Dotters, and William Droegemueller published “Perimortem Cesarean Delivery,” an article in which they developed the Four Minute Rule for perimortem cesarean sections. The Four Minute Rule ...
  • “Child Development in the Context of Disaster, War, and Terrorism: Pathways of Risk and Resilience” (2012), by Ann S. Masten and Angela J. Narayan 

    Ali, Hira
    In 2012 Ann S. Masten and Angela J. Narayan published the article “Child Development in the Context of Disaster, War, and Terrorism: Pathways of Risk and Resilience” in Annual Reviews in Psychology. The authors conducted ...
  • Planned Parenthood v. Danforth (1976) 

    Abboud, Carolina J.
    On 1 July 1976, the US Supreme Court decided in the case Planned Parenthood v. Danforth that provisions of a Missouri law regulating abortion care were unconstitutional. That law, House Bill 1211, restricted abortion care ...
  • August Karl Gustav Bier (1861–1949) 

    Erjavic, Nicole
    In the late nineteenth century, August Karl Gustav Bier was a surgeon in Germany who studied spinal cord anesthesia, later called spinal block. Bier found that, depending upon the amount of anesthesia introduced into the ...
  • Management of Myelomeningocele Study Clinical Trial (2003–2010) 

    Pollesche, Jessica
    From February 2003 to December 2010, researchers of the Management of Myelomeningocele Study, or MOMS, clinical trial compared the safety and efficacy of different treatments for a specific type of spina bifida, called ...
  • CRISPR Acquired Resistance Against Viruses (2007) 

    Zhu, Meilin
    In 2007, Philippe Horvath and his colleagues explained how bacteria protect themselves against viruses at Danisco, a Danish food company, in Dangé-Saint-Romain, France. Horvath and his team worked to improve the lifespan ...
  • David Reimer and John Money Gender Reassignment Controversy: The John/Joan Case 

    Gaetano, Phil
    In the mid-1960s, psychologist John Money encouraged the gender reassignment of David Reimer, who was born a biological male but suffered irreparable damage to his penis as an infant. Born in 1965 as Bruce Reimer, his penis ...
  • Using Digital PCR to Detect Fetal Chromosomal Aneuploidy in Maternal Blood (2007) 

    Zhu, Meilin
    In 2007, Dennis Lo and his colleagues used digital polymerase chain reaction or PCR to detect trisomy 21 in maternal blood, validating the method as a means to detect fetal chromosomal aneuploidies, or an abnormal number ...
  • 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. ...