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Marie Stopes
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 15th of October 1880
Died on 2nd of October 1958

Born 1880. Died 1958 - British birth control pioneer.

Studied at University College, London and in Munich. First female science lecturer at Manchester University. Specialized in fossil plants and coal-mining. Began crusade to spread information on sex and contraception. Her book Married Love (1918) was banned in USA. Opened first British birth control clinic in 1921 with second husband Humphrey Verdon Roe.

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http://www.mariestopes.org.uk/ Charity site

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