Black and white photograph of American birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger.

Margaret Sanger

(1879 - 1966)

Beginning in the 1910s, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to the advocacy of birth control and a woman’s right to be “absolute mistress of her own body.” In the 1920s, to combat overpopulation, she promoted birth control for those with genetically transmitted defects as well as forced sterilization for the mentally incompetent. 

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