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Calderone, Mary Steichen

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 94 years of age.

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1904 - Mary Steichen Calderone was born on July 1st in New York, New York. American physician, birth control activist, and sexual education advocate.

         - Calderone attended the Brearley School in New York City for her secondary education.

1925 - Graduated at Vassar College, with an A.B. in Chemistry.

1939 - Obtained her M.D. degree from the University of Rochester medical school.

1942 - Received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University.

1953 - She was the Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

         - Calderone combined her love of high drama and her belief in a scientific approach to sexuality by engaging in a public, full-throttle campaign for national sex education as the medical director of Planned Parenthood.

1954 - Served as President and Co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS).

1958 - Organized a national conference, which instigated the movement to legalize abortion.

1964-1975 - She served as Executive director of SIECUS.

1980 - Calderone also promoted responsible sexual behavior in her well-thumbed primers: The Manual of Contraceptive Practices and The Family Book about Sexuality.

1998 - Calderone died on October 24th in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania at the age of 94.


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