Creating New Barriers to Help Tear Down Old Ones: American Women Fight for Reliable Contraceptives
Margaret Sanger with twelve fellow birth control advocates, New York City, 1924. Courtesy of Underwood & Underwood, Library of Congress.
Emily Chan, Eva de Castro, Megan Flannigan, Sanaa Imami, Rama Kakkera | Senior Division
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Despite its potential to give women increased reproductive autonomy and economic opportunities, the oral contraceptive pill encountered, though eventually overcame, numerous moral, social, and scientific barriers to its creation and distribution.