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This product catalog from a London-based firm of chemists advertises an array of mail-order birth control methods and devices, including sponges, pessaries, condoms, and diaphragms, as well as printed literature on contraception and marriage.

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Sociologist Norman Edwin Himes (Ph.D. Harvard, 1932) researched problems of population, birth control, and marriage and family relations. His Medical history of contraception tracks the development of birth control from antiquity to the 1930s; the…

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While Stone expanded services at the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau to include fertility services and marital counseling, his national profile increased. He lectured internationally and contributed to popular publications like Readers Digest.

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Margaret Sanger was an advocate for the legal distribution of birth control in the United States from the 1920s until her death in 1966. Sanger worked closely with Hannah Stone and later Abraham Stone at the Margaret Sanger Research Bureau in New…

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As Planned Parenthood expanded its services to include fertility services and contraception for child spacing purposes, the organization remained close to its original purpose: to provide accessible birth control to individuals. Guttmacher often…

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Guttmacher traveled to urban and rural destinations as Planned Parenthood President. He lectured on the importance of birth control, met with local family planning leaders, and appeared at Planned Parenthood affiliate offices.

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For every letter of dissenting views Guttmacher received, he read an equal amount of letters commending his work. This letter, written by a single mother, encourages Planned Parenthood to reach out to poorer communities where birth control was not…

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Importation of contraceptives from the United Kingdom was closely monitored by United States customs authorities. In 1942, Stone’s colleagues in London shipped volpar paste, used in contraception devices in the United Kingdom, to him. The…

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