Margaret Sanger Legalization Of Birth Control

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Women have the right to control their bodies. Women have the right to decide whether or not they want to have a child. Women also have the right to prevent pregnancies. It is the woman's body, not the government's, nor anyone else's. Due to the noble women’s rights activist and feminist, Margaret Sanger, who coined the term “birth control”, women legally have the means to decide when or whether to have an offspring, a right that was restrained for centuries.

For thousands of years, many women and men were in desperate need of birth control. An abundant amount of them were desperate enough to come up with strange birth control methods, as well as harmful methods. For example, one of these methods used today in age is called “the pull out
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Through this league, Sanger opened the first legal birth control clinic in the United States ("Margaret Sanger" 2014). The “Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau,” granted contraceptives to women under licensed medical supervision. Through this clinic, researchers were able to improve birth control, by studying the effects of it on women. In addition, the U.S. Court allowed the import of birth control devices and related material into the country, in the year 1936 (Knowles 2009). “She had won for the right for women to use contraception. Now she would develop a method which was nearly 100 percent effective,” (Knowles …show more content…
After months or research, her friend Katherine Dexter McCormick used her Biochemistry and endocrinology, to oversee and drive the research process for the development of the pill by Gregory Pincus, and M.C. Changing at the Worcester Foundation of Experimental Biology (Knowles 2009). After many experiments and studies, “On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved Enovid, an oral contraceptive pill released by G.D. Searle and Company.” Yet again another huge step into the legalization of birth control, due to Sanger and other women's rights activist efforts. As a result, the COurt made birth control legal for married couples after the Griswold v. Connecticut trial ("Margaret Sanger" 2014). By 1984, 50-80million women were using the pill worldwide. Sanger’s pill idea currently makes it safe and easy for women to prevent pregnancies. Due to Sanger’s articles and awareness, women of the 21st century have different forms of birth control and