BIRTH CONTOL PILL

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BIRTH CONTOL PILL

Contributor

BARBARA HALLER

Description

Interview with Barbara Haller:
In the 1950s, it was Margaret Sanger, birth control pioneer and the founder of Planned Parenthood, who urged endocrinologist Gregory Pincus at Clark University’s Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology to research possibilities for a birth control pill. I remember how difficult it was to give women control over our reproductive lives. I have a powerful and painful memory of a dear sixteen-year-old friend who made the decision to have an abortion in the 1960s:
her mother wouldn’t allow her to take birth control pills. By the mid-1970s, I no longer had friends who struggled with abortion decisions or who got married because they were pregnant. Thank you, Margaret
Sanger, and thank you, Worcester!

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BIRTH CONTOL PILL

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“BIRTH CONTOL PILL,” Worcester in 50, accessed November 17, 2018, http://worcesterin50.com/items/show/46.

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