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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 and the founder of what today isknown a Plan Parenthood. Margaret fought for women’s rights she was a birth control activist, sex healtheducator, 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 birth control was 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 fed 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. Margaret proclaimed that each woman should be "the absolute mistress of her own body," This meaningthat no women should be force into bearing children.