1916-1921: Margaret Sanger starts the first 'birth control' clinic in Brooklyn, NY and forms the American Birth Control League, the precursor to Planned Parenthood. | Margaret Sanger abre su primera clínica para el “control de la natalidad” en Brooklyn, New York y forma la Liga Americana para el Control de la Natalidad, precursora de la Federación de Planificación Familiar.
"I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live". - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School
How some women use their power. Jane Addams created Hull House in Chicago, the first "settlement house" to aid immigrants and poor people in the metropolis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and sparked the profession of social work.
Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.
Margaret Sanger (Corning, 1879 - Tucson, fue una enfermera estadounidense, activista a favor de la planificación familiar y fundadora, en de la Liga americana para el control de la natalidad (American Birth Control League).
Florence Rena Sabin became the first woman elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. She was also the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the first woman to head a department (Cellular Studies) at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.