Week 5 Assignment HCA 415 Community & Public health Significant contribution to public health final.

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Running Head: SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH1Significant Contributions to Public HealthErik Giron HCA 415 Community & Public HealthInstructor: Orazie Slayton01 August 2016
Running Head: SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH2Significant Contributions to Public Health Margaret Sanger was born on September 14, 1879, in New York to poor Irish Immigrants being from a large, disadvantaged family influenced her views on women’s and reproductive rights. she wrote: “Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, and jails with large families,”(Sanger, 1931). Ms. Sanger was the founder of what today is known a Plan Parenthood. Ms. Sanger fought for women’s rights she was a family limitation activist, sex health educator, a writer and a nurse. She was the one that coined the term “birth control,” because of how controversial the subject of women’s right and contraception were in the early 1900s she was charged for the publishing of articles and her book Family Limitation the were considered burglar and offensive. Fearing what might happen, she fled to Europe for a year, where she studied the Europeans forms of contraception. While she was gone the movement, she had begun obtaining momentum and continued to grow. After the charges were dropped she later returned to America to finish what she had started. Ms. Sanger proclaimed that each woman should be "the absolute mistress of her own body," This meaning that no women should be force into bearing children or force into motherhood. In the early 1900s, Ms. Sanger was up against a lot of resistance from the public. She had to face women’s rights issues as well as freedom of speech denial. During this time the publication of contraceptive measures was illegal. Ms. Sanger went on to publish seven issues of The Woman Rebel,

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