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Motherhood in Bondage
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
Paperback, 446 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Ohio State University Press
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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.
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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