Margaret Sanger and the Development
of the Birth Control Clinic

Join historian Cathy Moran Hajo for a look at how Corning, N.Y., Greenwich Village, and Amsterdam impacted Margaret Sanger’s feminism, radicalism, and her direction of the birth control movement. Birth control clinics, where women could seek practical advice, information, and assistance, were one of the hallmarks of the 20th century movement for reproductive rights, but one that has been little studied by scholars.

Using images and quotes, Hajo’s presentation will discuss the development of the clinic idea as well as clinical practice in the United States, focusing on clinics founded in and near the Village, and on Margaret Sanger’s particular contributions to these organizations. Dr. Hajo is the author of Birth Control on Main Street: Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939, and the associate editor of the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University.

Monday, December 13, 2010
6:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
53 Washington Square South, Suite 201
(between Thompson & Sullivan Streets