- ›› Coverage People : Margaret Sanger
Glossary Term – Event
Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York, but it was closed by police after only ten days.
Glossary Term – Person
Margaret Sanger (1879–1966) was a devoted birth control advocate and activist. Sanger herself coined the term “birth control” and spent most of her life fighting for greater information about and access to contraception. In 1921, she founded the organization that would become Planned Parenthood, and her work lead to the research, development, and legal passage of the first oral contraceptive.