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Mrs. Ackermann, Frances Brooks was a member of the American Birth Control League.

A brief account of the Birth Control progress in Canada.

Gopalji Ahluwalia established the Indian Eugenic Society in Lehore and Simla in 1921, before moving to Delhi in 1922, where he started the Indian Birth Control Society. During that same year, he began corresponding with other birth control activists…

The Alameda County Birth Control League maintained a mother’s health clinic in Oakland.

Vicente C. Aldaba (1893-?) was a Filipino biologist involved with the birth control movement in the 1930s.

An organization that worked to increase the French birth rate in the 1920s.

Elizabeth Bacon was an active member of the American Birth Control, as well as an organizer and a lecturer.

Georges Beltrami was a professor at the School of Medicine of Marseilles who opposed the 1920 French law against birth control

Josephine Day Bennett, (Mrs. M. Toscan Bennett), was a suffragist and one of three women who founded the Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League.

The Schenectady Birth Control Committee held monthly luncheon conferences and in 1924 hosted Margaret Sanger, who addressed a gathering there.

The Birth Control Committee of Syracuse was formed following a conference held on the subject in a Syracuse auditorium. The committee quickly began discussions concerning the establishment of a birth control clinic in the area.

The Birth Control League of Columbus was formed following a debate between Dr. Percy W Cobb and Rev. M. V. Eusey at the Southern Theater. The League held weekly meetings and worked closely with the state organization.

The establishment of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts took place in response to the prosecution of Van Kleeck Allison in 1916. The League reorganized as the Family Welfare Foundation under the leadership of Dr. Evangeline Young in 1919, but…

The Birth Control League of New York opened its headquarters at 104 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, in 1916. The league's primary objective was to support Margaret Sanger in her legal fight for birth control.

The Birth Control League of Ohio was formed approximately two months after Margaret Sanger made two appearances in Cleveland in 1916.

The Birth Control League of Portland was founded in 1915.

The Birth Control League of the District of Columbia was formed following a lecture by Margaret Sanger. The league was organized with the intention of acting as a lobbying organization for leagues from around the country.

The Birth Control League in Pittsburgh became the first in Allegheny County to offer on-site birth control services in 1932.

The Bund, founded by Johann Ferch in 1923 in Vienna, used neo-Malthusian principles to justify support of birth control. changed its name to Association for Birth Control in 1925.

Durham S. F. Chen was inspired by Margaret Sanger’s lecture given at the Government University of Peking during her trip to China, which he was unable to attend but read in full the day after it was given. Chen left China in August 1922.

The Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League was founded in 1923 by Martha Houghton Hepburn, Mrs. George Day, and Mrs. M. Toscan Bennett, after the three heard Margaret Sanger speak at the Parson’s Theater in Hartford.

Cox was a British economist and journalist that served a term in Parliament in the 1910s. He was a birth control supporter, opposed socialism, and became friends with Margaret Sanger in 1915.

Alexandrena (Rena) Carswell Datta (1886-1978) was the Scottish wife of the Indian Principal of the Forman Christian College, Lahore, Surenda Kumar Datta. Mrs. Datta was appointed organizer of birth control services in India under the auspices of the…

Hugo de Vries was a Dutch botanist and geneticist best known for suggesting the concept of genes, introducing the term “mutation,” and developing a mutual theory of evolution.

Dearmer was an English priest, best known for writing The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. He was a socialist, concerned with social justice, and supported the birth control movement. He was Canon of Westminster Abbey from…

Gaston Doumergue was president of France when the anti-contraception law was passed in 1920.

Bessie Ingham Drysdale was a British educator and Neo-Malthusian. She taught at Stockwell College before joining her husband, Charles Vickery Drysdale, working for the Malthusian League.

Charles Vickery Drysdale became the editor of The Malthusian in 1907, succeeding his father. He became president of the Malthusian League in 1921.

The Pennsylvania Branch of the American Birth Control League was organized in December 1921. After the Birth Control League of Allegheny County was formed as an individual organization in Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Branch based in Philadelphia…

Rudolf Elkan was a German physician, who emigrated to England, changing his name to Edward, where he developed the xenopus pregnancy test and served on the medical sub-committee of the National Birth Control Association.

An account of highlights of the family planning situation in different countries of the world, together with basic demographic statistics.

Betti Ferch was an Austrian birth control activist who served as chair of the Bund fur Geburtenkontrolle from 1925-34.

On July 23, 1920, France passed a law prohibiting the sale of birth control devices and the distribution of birth control or abortion propaganda. It was amended in 1967.

Olga Ginsburg was a Russian-born gynecologist who helped found the Women’s International Zionist Organization and had worked at the Illinois Birth Control League in Chicago in the 1920s before moving to Palestine in September, 1933.

Gabriel Giroud was a leading French birth control propagandist who wrote under the pseudonym, Georges Hardy and was associated with La Ligue de la Régénération Humaine.

Sue Green was a British-born former headmistress of a English girls school in Constantinople who was living in France by the 1920s. She became a birth control activist after meeting Edith How-Martyn and Emilie Rieder, and worked on organizing in…

A Danish-born anthropologist who worked with the BCIIC, helped fund the organization.

British-born financial director of the confectionery company John Mackintosh & Sons, Ltd. and the chairman of the BCIIC. He was married to Gerda Sebbelov Guy.

Roberto Haberman was an American socialist lawyer and left-wing activist who lived most of his life in Mexico City and Yucatán working as the head of the Foreign Language Department of the Ministry of Education. He helped introduce important…

Haddad was a physician at the American University Hospital in Beirut who met with Edith How-Martyn regarding providing birth control services.

Haddasah is a Jewish woman's association, founded in the United States in 1912, that focuses on health education, social action and advocacy. Starting in 1913 Hadassah sent nurses and health workers to provide services in Palestine.

Norman Haire served as chief honorary medical officer at the Walworth Women’s Welfare Centre. He lectured on birth control and sexology at Oxford and Cambridge University, and began writing a weekly advice column under a pen name in the Australian…

Hornell Hart was a Professor of Sociology at Duke University from 1938 to 1957. He wrote The Enigma of Survival (1959) as well as Toward a New Philosophical Basis for Parapsychological Phenomena. He was well known for studying apparitions and astral…

Herr Max Hausmeister founded the German Neo-Malthusian League, Sozial Harmonische Verein, and its publications, Die Sozial Harmonie, with Karl Lotter in 1889.

The Indian Birth Control Society was started by Professor Gopaljee Ahluwalia of Delhi University in 1922. The Society organized talks and lectures, distributed leaflets and pamphlets, and conducted a Birth Control Reference and Circulating Library.

Max Hodann was a German socialist, sex educator and physician associated with the Institute of Sexual Science, who ran two birth control clinics in Berlin.

Eugène Humbert worked for birth control in France in the 1920s.

In July, 1924 the League opened a space on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, where physicians could give instruction and advice about birth control to patients. A second site was later opened on Lincoln St. to serve the same purpose.
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