Historical Perspective Of The Services Provided And The Funding Or Lack Thereof

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Historical Perspective of the Services Provided and the Funding or Lack Thereof Planned Parenthood is an organization dedicated to fighting for women’s health and rights as well as equality (History and Success, 2015). Margaret Sanger, an activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse is credited for finding the organization. She knew the effects firsthand of what women went through when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. Her mother birth eighteen children and out of the eighteen, eleven survived. As a result of having so many children, her mother passed away at the age of forty. Also, she worked as a nurse with immigrant families and witnessed the death of women dying from unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortion. This matter at hand, prompt…show more content…
The two organizations would eventually merge forming what is now Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). The incorporation of Planned Parenthood leads to the “Medical Association officially recognizing birth control as an integral part of medical practice and education” (History and Success, 2015). This leads to the development of several different types of birth control contraceptives. In 1948, Gregory Pincus, an American Scientist was giving a small grant from Planned Parenthood to research and development a way to prevent pregnancy (History and Success, 2015). He conducts a series of tests and developed the birth control pill. This contraceptive pill would lead the way for many women the around the world to prevent unwanted pregnancies. On May 9, 1960, the U.S. Food and Administration (FDA) approve the first sale of the oral contraceptive pill in the United States (History and Success, 2015). This landmark paved the way for other development of contraceptive use (DeNoon, 2015). In 1972, the FDA approves the T-shape IUD which is a device inserted in the uterus by a physician to prevent birth from occurring up to ten years (DeNoon, 2015). In 1992, the FDA approves the Depo Provera, the first hormone shot which is administered every three months to prevent unwanted pregnancies (DeNoon, 2015). Also, the FDA approves the first emergency contraception pill. The pill can be taken up to 72 hours after sexual
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