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Text of the law published by the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control, ca. 1929.

How-Martyn discusses Sanger's plans to travel to Europe and a meeting with Hung-Chung Chang about efforts in China.

From the Wellcome Library site: "Carlos Blacker (1895-1975) was a key actor in a period of extraordinary social change. His papers reflect the often bitter policy disputes that took place within the Eugenics Society during his time as General…

The papers of Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879-1966) cover the period 1900-1966, although the major part of the collection is concentrated in the years 1928-1940. Consisting of diaries, correspondence, articles, speeches,lectures,clippings,scrapbooks,…

Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational…

How-Martyn updates Sanger on the happenings in the birth control movement in England, the Archbishop of Canturbury's support of birth control.

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

Amolak Ram Mehta (1894-1986) was a Western-trained public health physician who served as India's Minister of Health.

Karla Popprová-Molínková was a Czech birth control advocate, who helped form the Czechoslovakian Birth Control Society in Brno on September 7. About this time she became the Czech representative of the BCIIC.

Henry McCardie was a British barrister and justice on the High Court who was a supporter of the BCIIC. He committed suicide in 1933.

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…

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.

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

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…

Vice-President of the Johannesburg Race Welfare Society in 1936

President of the Race Welfare Society of Johannesburg in 1931.

How-Martyn reports news from France and Poland, suggests holding fundraisers for the BCIIC, and attaching birth control sessions to women's conferences and the League of Nations.

How-Martyn discusses Sanger's admirers in Europe, contributing content to the "New Generation," books written by Kan Majima and Janet Chance, visits from German and Danish activist, and Sanger's plans for travel in 1932.

How-Martyn discusses work done in Czechoslovakia by Karla Popprova-Molinkova and Dr. Weisskopk and views on abortion in England.

Johnson discusses sales of the proceedings of the Seventh International Birth Control Conference, a meeting with Gordon Gray Jolly about birth control and public health, and suggestions about sending a BCIIC representative to the Far Eastern…

Five birth control societies merged in 1930 to form the National Birth Control Council, which in 1931 changed their name to the National Birth Control Association, and in 1939 to the Family Planning Association.

The organization was founded in 1931 to provide access to birth control information to the poor.

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…

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.

How-Martyn announces the formation of the Johannesburg Birth Control Clinic, discusses conference organization and efforts to combat Catholic opposition in England.

How-Martyn summarizes efforts to combat Catholic opposition to birth control in England, the reception of the proceedings of the Seventh International Birth Control Conference, evaluates the work on Katharina Stutzin, and discusses organizing…

How-Martyn provides an update on the planned conference in Greece, suggests that the BCIIC focus on Russia, Japan, China, and India, and discusses that the "magic pill" will likely be developed in the United States or United Kingdom.

How-Martyn writes about her experiences in Beirut

How-Martyn discusses work of Berty Albrecht and Sue Green in France.

How-Martyn describes the financial situation of the birth control movement, plans for Holland, India, and China, disputes in the American birth control movement and the publication of the proceedings of the Seventh International Birth Control…

How-Martyn describes the status of birth control workers in England and suggests holding a conference in Holland in 1931 for a jubilee anniversary.

How-Martyn, writing from New York, discusses meetings with Dr. Mukerji and his usefulness for a planned Indian conference.

How-Martyn updates Sanger on the need for birth control in Scandinavia, a possible expansion of her world tour plans, a meeting with Indian students, a meeting with a Jamaican doctor.

How-Martyn describes the need for international birth control work in light of the tenth anniversary of working with Margaret Sanger, and reactions to birth control in England.

How-Martyn writes Sanger an update on the meetings she attended while in Bombay.

How-Martyn describes the state of women's rights and birth control in Russia, the possibility of a birth control conference there, and discussed contraceptive methods in use and abortion.

How-Martyn discusses her impending arrival to Port Said, and outlines the duration of the trip.

How-Martyn writes about her plans to visit Syria, Palestine and Egypt, as well as future plans for international work.

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

How-Martyn updates Sanger on possible meetings with India in London as well as interest from China.

How-Martyn discusses her last day aboard the S. S. Moldavia en route to India, including meetings with Lady Hayat, Mr. Krishnamurthi, and plans to meet Dr. Kamal in Port Said.

How-Martyn describes the conditions at a birth control clinic in Mysore, India, a meeting with the Prime Minister about the new maternity hospitals, and the All India Women's Conference.

How-Martyn describes her trip to India, a discussion with Mohandas Gandhi on the topic of birth control, possible future meetings in India, women doctors, and the state of birth control clinics.

How-Martyn describes her experiences promoting birth control while aboard the S. S. Mantua en route to India.

How-Martyn writes about her trip to Egypt, meeting an Egyptian doctor at the Child Welfare clinic in Cairo who will act as a correspondent in Egypt, and attending the Egyptian Medical Conference in Luxor.

How-Martyn briefly summarizes a correspondence with the Indian government, talks about a Chinese doctor who is writing a book on the subject of birth control

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During her trip to Spain, How-Martyn describes talking to locals about birth control, and a greater need to expand efforts in Asia and Africa.

How-Martyn recounts stories of some passengers on a boat in Canada about their experiences or need for birth control, or experiences being deported from Canada because of violating laws related to birth control and abortion.

How-Martyn writes about the issues facing birth control in India as well as a potential international conference, a new birth control clinic in Cape Town, South Africa, and the progress of birth control in Czechoslovakia.
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