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Margaret Sanger And Birth Control

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Margaret Sanger, Also known for being a feminist and women's rights activist, and coined birth control to become legalised. Margaret started her mission to legalise birth control in 1916, she was know as a racist for the reason she wanted to have birth control was to “get rid of black babies”, but she had also believed in women's rights. In a 1921 article, she wrote that, “the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” which is why she helped start the women's rights movement and coined birth control. Sanger was born on September 14, 1879, in Corning, New York. In 1910 she moved to Greenwich Village ( which is where she started promoting women's rights and birth…show more content…
Sanger wanted to put birth control more on the market, this is when she decided to make it known in pharmacies and let women use it in hospitals. After world war 1 is when she really started to kick off birth control. She started to reach out to black women of any age, making the stand that she did to slaves she became known for being racist and starting birth control. She had finally won everyone's hearts with planned parenthood in 1939, (when it was founded) and she was no longer a radical feminist. Her role in birth control became largely horrific after world war 2 and she had to change her aspects on birth control. She had decided to travel to many other countries including Brazil, Asia, Russia, and Korea to share about birth control. This act make birth control way more known where just about every doctor was deciding to put it in hospitals. Sanger wasn't alone in this fight for birth control, she also had many other feminist along her side. First was Katharine Dexter McCormick, She gave away thousands of dollars just for birth control to be discovered. Next is British feminist Edith How-Martyn to serve as a clearinghouse for information. Last but not least is Dr. John Rock, he was the support for all of the doctors at that time to accept birth control into hospitals and any patents care routine. For all of Sanger's public support, Sanger was not without disagreement. She has been
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