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American doctor and advocate of sex education. She headed SIECUS (the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States) for three decades and also served as director of Planned Parenthood.
After studying chemistry at Vassar College, she worked for several years as a professional theater actor.
She fought a successful battle against the American Medical Association that resulted in patients having access to information about birth control methods.
She married actor W. Lon Martin. The couple had two children and divorced in 1933 after the death of their older daughter, Nell.
She and Margaret Sanger both campaigned for women’s sexual education and birth control rights.
How did Mary Calderone die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||94 years|
|Death date||October 24, 1998|
|Place of death||Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States|
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Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ – they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.Mary Calderone
I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people.Mary Calderone
Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing.Mary Calderone