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September 14, 1879


Corning, NY, USA

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birth control activist

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Margaret Sanger founded the American birth control movement and was a leader in efforts to internationalize birth control from the 1920s-1950s. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, worked to overturn the Comstock Act's ban on birth control, and helped test and develop the birth control pill.