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I would like to know the name or title of a Federal Law that was in effect around the turn of the 20th century or possibly a little before. It forbade a physician from discussing anything about reproduction or birth control with their female patients. I saw this in a true story about a woman's life which I forgot her name but it was on Lifetime channel which has taught me a lot about Women's History at my age of 52. I wish that I knew all of this when I was in my teens. I probably would have been more of a femnist than I am already. Thank you for your help.

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. I think that you might be referring to the Comstock Laws, which forbade the dissemination of information about birth control. The person who fought against these laws was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Is that what you were thinking of? If yes, I suggest you read Ellen Chesler's biography of Sanger.

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