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Calderone, Mary Steichen (Mrs. Mary Steichen Martin)

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Physicians


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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