Margaret Sanger And The Magic Pill

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Margaret Sanger was a nurse turned educator who opened the first US birth-control clinic. She was arrested for this, but eventually was legally allowed to open another clinic. Sangers made an enormous contribution to woman today. Her contributions allowed woman to gain some control over the decision of having children. She did this in a world where woman had very little rights. Due to her contribution woman no longer had to rely on the man to avoid becoming pregnant. There have been great strides since Sangers contributions, yet there is more work to be done. One of the main things that comes to mind is the fact that some insurances do not cover birth control. This is something that should be covered under all health insurance. This is a woman’s rights issue that still needs to be fought for. …show more content…

“With funding from International Harvester heiress Katharine McCormick, Sanger recruited researcher Gregory Pincus to develop an oral contraceptive or "magic pill." The result, Enovid, was approved for usage by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960.” (Katz, 2010) All of her efforts helped to continue with the study and research regarding birth

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