Stopes, Marie Charlotte Carmichael

Educated at St George's, Edinburgh, North London Collegiate School, University College, London, and Munich University, Stopes (1880-1958) was the first woman to be appointed (1904-11) to the science staff of the University of Manchester as assistant lecturer and demonstrator in botany and later as a lecturer in palaeobotany. She taught the same subject at University College, London (1913-20). With her second husband Humphrey Verdon-Roe (died 1949) she founded the Mothers' Clinic for Birth Control in London in 1921, extensively wrote on birth control--turning the subject into one openly discussed--and was president of the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress.

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