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Calderone, Mary Steichen (Mrs. Mary Steichen Martin)

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Physicians

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US physician, birth control activist, and sexual education advocate

 

1904 - Mary Steichen Calderone was born in Paris.

 

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 M.P.H. from Columbia University.

 

1953-1964 - Medical director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

 

1954-1982 - 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.

 

1998 - Calderone died at the age of 94.

 

 

 


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