She was an American sex educator, nurse and birth control activist. She introduced suffragist and philanthropist Katharine Dexter McCormick to reproductive physiologist Gregory Pincus. McCormick provided a vast funding so Pincus could dramatically expand and accelerate his research to the oral contraceptive pill ('the pill'). The first contraceptive trials in women were conducted in 1956
Translation of the written text in this drawing (with a lot of mistakes):
"Margaret Sanger (1883-1966). Drawn from a photo from the Sophia Smith Collection. On the back is the text: ‘American activist, pioneer in the movement for birth control’. Thanks to her there is now ‘the pill’. A long time ago I saw a photo of her (not this one) and I was totally impressed. I was intrigued. The way she looked at me. Another thing: she had eugenetic ideas. She is not only a heroe, but she also has her dark site: she had ideas I can not coincide with my ideas about justice. On the other side: her contrariness has made an impact on the lives of… how many? Millions, billions of women (and men also)."
I blogged about this here: elkedagtelt.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/margaret-sanger/