Margaret H. Sanger, RN was a passionate advocate for women’s birth control in an era when discussion of birth control by any person other than a physician violated the Comstock Law. Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brownsville, Brooklyn to give women a chance at longer life, safer pregnancies, moved the cultural dialogue.
The purpose of this paper was to increase awareness of the Sanger’s efforts to champion women’s agency over childbearing, and reproductive health and to refute her reputation as an advocate for pregnancy termination.
This qualitative study utilized social and cultural framework and utilized historical methodology and archival primary and secondary sources to support the purpose of this paper.
Gertrude B. Hutchinson, RN, MA, MSIS, DNS(c), CCRN-R; Doctoral Candidate, Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences
Presented at 2015 History of Women’s Health Conference, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
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Gertrude B. Hutchinson
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Complete citation if published:
Podium Paper Presentation at 2015 History of Women’s Health Conference, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA