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Katherine McCormick

The biography for this weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Catherine Haustein Godmother to the birth control pill–Katharine Dexter McCormick Katharine Dexter was the first woman to get a science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in biology in 1904. The curriculum was research heavy and besides the demanding work, she had to …

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Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes was a British author, palaeobotanist, academic, campaigner for women’s rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. Stopes was born in Edinburgh to an archaeologist father and scholarly, suffragist mother. Her parents had met through the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Stopes attended University College London (UCL) where she studied …