Story: Contraception and sterilisation

Family Planning conference, 1951

Family Planning conference, 1951

Family Planning women attend their first national conference, in Lower Hutt in 1951. Two of the major remits from the conference were to lobby the government to provide birth-control clinics, and for medical schools to provide doctors with better training in contraception. In the conservative 1950s these pleas fell on deaf ears.

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Family Planning, Dame Margaret Sparrow Collection

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Jane Tolerton, 'Contraception and sterilisation - Family Planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Dec 2018