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As a writer for a radical feminist newspaper and leading birth control agitator of America Margaret Sanger held the position as an influential international leader for fifty years Margaret Sanger was born September 14 1879 in Corning New York The sixth of eleven children Sanger believed her mothers frequent pregnancies were the cause for her early death While training as a nurse at the White Plains Hospital in New York her work among the poor convinced her of the extensive need for information concerning contraception and she abandoned nursing to dedicate herself to the promotion of her goal Sanger became a feminist who believed in every womans right to avoid unwanted pregnancies and she made people accept that women had the right to control their own destinies Grossmann 23 She devoted herself to removing the barriers to publicizing the facts about contraception through issuing a newspaper called The Woman Rebel that later built the foundations to legally promote birth control The publication of The Woman Rebel laid the foundation for the future of the birth control movement and Margaret Sangers personal campaigning of contraceptives The Woman Rebel was an eight page monthly newspaper that was designed and written from Sangers New York apartment The Woman Rebel provided women with contraceptive information and aimed to challenge the laws that prevented contraceptive education and distribution of contraceptive devices Margaret Sanger published The Woman Rebel to both defy the law and raise birth control out of the gutter of obscenity and into the light of human understanding Grossmann 66 Birth control was a term first used in the pages of The Woman Rebel a radical feminist journal that served as start for future foundations Throughout her career Margaret Sanger had a drive to spread her knowledge and experience with the public In 1915 while visiting a Dutch birth control clinic Sanger became convinced that a new more flexible diaphragm was the most effective contraceptive In 1916 Sanger
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