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“The first state to offer birth control services through its public health program was North Carolina in 1937…. “The demographic characteristics of Southern blacks — high birth rates that were not lowered by increasing economic pressure — also described poor Southern whites, though to a slightly lesser degree, and state programs tried to bring birth […]

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On this day in 1919: In Elizabeth City, Margaret Sanger delivers the South’s first public lecture on birth control. Sanger, a New Yorker invited by maverick newspaper editor W.O. Saunders, will recall later that she was skeptical of her reception “in a city in which not even a suffragist had delivered a public lecture. To […]

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