The Birth Control Movement and American Society
From Private Vice to Public Virtue
This is the first comprehensive history of the struggle to win public acceptance of contraceptive practice. James Reed traces this remarkable story from its beginnings, carefully documenting the roles of the diverse interests that supported birth control, including feminists, eugenicists, and physicians, and providing a unique account of the struggles of such pioneers as Margaret Sanger, Robert Dickinson, and Clarence Gamble to win the support of organized medicine, to change laws, to open birth control clinics, and to improve birth control methods.
Originally published in 1984.
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