Motherhood in Bondage

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Ohio State University Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 446 pages
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Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) was a leading figure in the American birth control movement. Trained as a nurse, she moved to New York City to work among the poor. Having witnessed firsthand the travails of mothers in the city's poorest neighborhoods, she felt the need to provide them with information on reproduction and contraception. She abandoned her nursing career and devoted the rest of her life to disseminating information on women's reproduction and contraception, publishing books and articles and founding birth control clinics.

In Motherhood in Bondage, first published in 1928, Sanger reproduced letters written to her from women and sometimes men from all over the country, in both urban and rural areas, who were seeking advice on reproductive matters and marital relations, but mostly imploring her to help them find ways to avoid more pregnancies. The letters are grouped by theme into sixteen chapters, and Sanger wrote an introduction to each chapter.

  

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Contents

Foreword by Margaret Marsh
xi
Chronology
xliii
Girl Mothers
3
The Pinch of Poverty
24
The Trap of Maternity
40
v1 Wasted Efforts
135
vn Double Slavery
155
v111 Voices of the Children
179
x1 The Husbands Own Story
246
xn Marital Relations
264
Methods That Fail
293
x1v Selfimposed Continence and Separation
322
The Doctor Warnsbut Does Not Tell
359
xv11 Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
411
xv111 Conclusion
432
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