Margeret Sanger and Birth Control Term Paper by The Research Group

Margeret Sanger and Birth Control
Discussion of her work to promote birth control & increase women's control of their bodies. Cites modern feminist criticism of Sanger's efforts.
# 10475 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 2001 | US
Published on May 12, 2003 in Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Hot Topics (Birth Control)

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" Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was one of the great social reformers of the twentieth century. Her work to promote readily available contraceptive advice and devices and her promotion of improvements in contraceptive methods initiated a revolution in these areas and led to the organization that later became Planned Parenthood. Sanger's work was initially directed at women's control of their own reproductive capacity in the United States and England, but her scope eventually extended to much of the world. Despite her pioneering efforts, however, she has occasionally been seen by later scholars as insufficiently feminist in orientation. Such complaints are often very much present-oriented and seem to scold women of the past for failing to possess the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs held by contemporary women. They cannot, in the long run, truly detract.."

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