Status of Birth Control

Archive Report

Controversy Over Birth Control Therapy

Change of Policy by New York Hospital Board

Lifting of a ban on the practice of contraceptive medicine in the municipal hospitals of New York City, Sept. 17, marked the passing of another milestone in a crusade that began 42 years ago when Margaret S anger opened the nation's first birth control clinic. Authority to fit patients with contraceptive devices was granted by the city's Board of Hospitals after it had been besieged by protests against an earlier restrictive ruling. The decision was taken over the objections of spokesmen for the Roman Catholic 40 per cent of the city's population.

New York City's new rule gives official sanction to the principle that birth control therapy has a proper place in a tax-supported ...

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