Virtual Tour

Special Virtual Tour: Contraceptives and Controversies  


When: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 6:30PM - 7:30PM ET

Event Location: Zoom

Cost: Free; Suggested Donation

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a special virtual program on March 28* delving into the complex history of birth control from the 1870s into the 1930s.

During this 60-year period, contraceptives went from being legal and accessible to being sold in underground markets, where people found themselves making dangerous choices to limit their fertility. Once they became legal again, the market was opened for research and innovation eventually leading to the birth control pill.

Together, we’ll trace the whirlwind history of contraceptives in the United States through the stories of the women who lived in our historic tenement building – considering the opportunities available to them and discussing the influential figures and movements that impacted their reproductive choices.

*This event was previously scheduled for March 26th.

Please note: This program will be on Zoom, so registration is required.

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This program is generously supported by Con Edison.


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Members, email us your questions before the program and we’ll queue them up first!

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