This Week’s Women in History Profile – Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) worked as nurse among poor women on New York City’s Lower East Side and became an advocate for women’s health. In 1912, she gave up nursing and dedicated herself to the distribution of information about birth control. Her activism helped changed public opinion and led to changes in laws giving doctors the right to give birth control advice (and later, birth control devices) to patients.