• Audrey Leathard


As an agent of social change, the family planning movement had great potential. During its fifty-three years of clinc development and struggles for provision, one can now ask, in retrospect, how far was it identified with wider moves made towards female emancipation and the liberalisation of attitudes to sex? What part did it play as a pressure group? How far did it change the attitudes of churches, doctors, government bodies and individuals to family planning? Why did birth control services take so long to become a public responsibility? Finally, in the light of social change, what was the FPA’s special contribution and achievement?


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