Margaret Sanger, who was actually Margaret Louisiana Higgins at the time she was born in September 1879, was originally called Margaret Sanger. She was sixth in a family of 11 children.
Corning was her birthplace and she performed most of her professional duties in that city. He attended Claverack College before receiving his nursing education in New York at White Plains Hospital and the Manhattan Eye and Ear Clinic (Huss & Dwight, 2018).
Later she was hired on the East Side as an obstetrician-nurse. She enjoyed working with families of low income and children who were extremely poor.
Margaret Sanger was one of the pioneers in African American birth control. The organization was later renamed Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sanger began to promote planned parenting in the 1920s when America was heavily involved in World War I. People were more interested in the conflicts than welfare for disadvantaged people. The civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr. rose to prominence at the end of that time and advocated for the quality of minority workers’ lives.
After the 19th Amendment’s enactment, which gave women the right vote, women saw a surge in their political participation starting in 1920. It facilitated the women’s advocacy effort, which led to greater political involvement.
Women also took part in active struggles to increase their autonomy reproductively.
Blacks, and other racial groups, were separated from whites during this period. This led to significant ethnic marginalization. The high unemployment rate combined with limited access to essential necessities meant that the poor lived in extreme poverty. People of color lived in areas with poor access to services such as schools and water. Low-income women were at greater risk of developing postnatal and maternal diseases, as well as higher mortality rates.
Sanger used popular culture’s growth to inform the public on reproductive health.
A severe economic recession and large levels of unemployment resulted from the heavy government investments in World Wars. Inflation made it harder for minorities to access high-quality healthcare. It made it impossible for marginalized people to have access to water and healthy food. Many families raised multiple children, even though neither technology nor medicine allowed for planned parenting.
High levels of racism and social stratification between the lower-income and middle-class have a significant impact on individuals’ ability to access high-quality healthcare. Women may be able to have (illegal) abortions safely if they are part of the upper classes. Low-income families were unable to access reproductive healthcare, which led to many obstacles.