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F Running Head: SANGER CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH1Significant Contributions to Public Health Made by Margaret SangerJanet WilkinsonHCA 415 Community & Public HealthInstructor: Kristin AkereleJune 11, 2018
F Running Head: SANGER CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLIC HEALTH2Significant Contributions to Public Health by Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger, Sex Education Pioneer, rebel for women’s reproductive rights and writer was born September 14, 1879, in New York. Margaret was one of eleven children born to Michael Hennessey Higgins and Anna Purcell Higgins. Anna, her mother was a devout Roman Catholic Irishwoman who had given birth to eleven children and suffer several miscarriages die at the early age of 40. Margaret consider her mother’s death was from the number of pregnanciesand miscarriages. Margaret became a nurse and married shortly after finishing school in 1902 and moving to Hastings, New York City in 1910. During this time, she became involved with various activist and intellectuals and become a member of the Woman’s Committee of New York chapter where she participated in women’s labor protestsWhile working as a visiting nurse Margaret, often made calls to the homes of poor immigrant women with big families and seen women who were often in bad health from too many pregnancies, miscarriages or botched abortions. Margaret believed that women should be able to control the size of their family ending women’s poverty. However, it was illegal to informwomen about birth control. It became her mission to educate women about birth control and,