Birth control, was a way of women and men to enjoy sex without the unwanted side effects(gray 1979) sanger remains a controversial figure she is credited as a leader of the modern birth control movement, and remains a figure for the american reproductive rights movements.
The birth control movement in the united states was a social reform campaign beginning in 1914 that the birth control council of america, under the leadership of sanger, was formed to effect a consolidation the effort eventually led to the merger ellen (1992), woman of valor: margaret sanger and the birth control movement in.
The eugenic value of birth control propaganda by margaret sanger seemingly every new approach to the great problem of the human race must manifest its vitality by running the gauntlet of prejudice, ridicule and misinterpretation. The committee also published a booklet titled the birth control movement, offering a succinct history of the movement, highlights of sanger’s pioneering work, and a discussion of the positive effects of family limitation.
Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic educator in answering the needs of these thousands upon thousands of submerged mothers, it is possible to use this interest as the foundation for education in prophylaxis, sexual hygiene, and infant welfare. Margaret higgins sanger (born margaret louise higgins, september 14, 1879 – september 6, 1966, also known as margaret sanger slee) was an american birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse.
Sanger opened america’s first birth control clinic in brooklyn ny, which was quickly shut down and she served 30 days in jail sanger’s arrest was highly publicized and gained the birth control movement greater support sanger founded the american birth control league (abcl) in 1921, at the first american birth control conference in new york. Learn more about margaret sanger, her long struggle to legalize birth control and the early days of the women's rights movement on biographycom margaret sanger was an early feminist and women's rights activist who coined the term birth control and worked towards its legalization.
[sanger] adopted the mainstream eugenics language of the day, partly as a tactic, since many eugenicists opposed birth control on the grounds that the educated would use it more though her own work was directed toward voluntary birth control and public health programs, her use of eugenics language probably helped justify sterilization abuse.