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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 78: Women as Leaders in the Contraceptive Movement
Women as Leaders in the Contraceptive Movement
For much of the 20th century, the American contraceptive movement worked to remove legal prohibitions on contraceptive information, encourage the development of new and better contraceptives, and make those methods available to all women. The movement coalesced in 1914 when Margaret Sanger, who coined the phrase “birth control,” directly challenged the 1873 federal law that prohibited the distribution of contraceptive information and devices. Sanger believed that access to contraception was a woman's fundamental right. Without it motherhood was compulsory. She was not ...