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.