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Primary Sources: The First Clinic


Can you afford to have a large family? Do you want any more children? If not, why do you have them? DO NOT KILL, DO NOT TAKE LIFE, BUT PREVENT -- Safe, Harmless information can be obtained of trained. Nurses at 46 AMBOY STREET, Near Pitkin Ave. -- Brookly

This circular advertised the opening of America's first birth control clinic, run by Margaret Sanger in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, in 1916.

Source: Tone, Andrea. Devices and Desires. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.



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