Marie Stopes : Birth Control, Eugenics and Marital Bliss


Marie Stopes was one of the most significant figures in the modern birth control movement. She founded 37 international family planning clinics and brought sexual knowledge and fulfillment to countless women around the world. She was also a complex and complicated figure in the women’s rights and eugenics movement.

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Further Readings on Marie Stopes, Birth Control, and Eugenics:

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Fisher, Kate. Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain, 1918-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Hall, Ruth. Passionate Crusader: The Life of Marie Stopes. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977.

Hanson, Clare. Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-War Britain. Routledge: New York, 2012.

Maude, Aylmer. The Authorized Life of Marie C. Stopes. London: Williams and Norgate, 1924.

Stopes-Roe, Harry Verdon, with Ian Scott. Marie Stopes and Birth Control. Hove, England: Wayland, 1974.


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