Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was a nurse, sex educator and birth control activist. In 1916 she opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S.; soon after, she was arrested and jailed for distributing contraceptives. She founded the American Birth Control League in 1921 and became the first president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1953. Other works include "What Every Mother Should Know," "The Case of Birth Control" and "An Autobiography."
What Every Girl Should Knowby Margaret Sanger
Originally published in 1916, Margaret Sanger's "What Every Girl Should Know" provides information to adolescent girls on such topics as puberty, menstruation, venereal disease, pregnancy and menopause.
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