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Motherhood in Bondage

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Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) was a leading figure in the American birth control movement. Trained as a nurse, she moved to New York City to work among the poor. Having witnessed firsthand the travails of mothers in the city's poorest neighborhoods, she felt the need to provide them with information on reproduction and contraception. She abandoned her nursing career and devo ...more
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Published October 1st 1999 by Ohio State University Press
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Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found this book impossible to put down. Sanger received thousands of letters begging for information on birth control, and this book is a collection of merely a fraction of those letters. Given our current political climate in the U.S., Motherhood in Bondage should be required reading for everyone.
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Anyone who is against comprehensive sex education and/or abortion should have to read this book. Then they'd get a clue...or five. ...more
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Jun 20, 2007 rated it liked it
Though repetitous and dated, this book is a good reminder of the repercussions of women who are denyed information about birth control and how important it is to eliminate the governement from decisions about family planning.
Aug 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
The classic - and it remains a heartbreaking reminder of how far women have come. The stories in this book are just desperate but a little repetitive. Overall I'd recommend this one though. ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is such an incredible book and testament to what our grandmothers and great grandmothers had to live through.
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Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee was an American birth control activist and the founder of the American Birth Control League (which eventually became Planned Parenthood). Although she initially met with opposition, Sanger gradually won some support for getting women access to contraception. In her drive to promote contraception and negative eugenics, Sanger remains a controversial figure.

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