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.

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