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Aletta Jacobs

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  1. Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)


Who is Aletta Jacobs?

Aletta Jacobs: Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs, better known as Aletta Jacobs was the first woman to complete a university course in the Netherlands and the first female physician. She was born to a Jewish doctor's family in Sappemeer. She left the local school when she was 13 to study at a ladies' school but did not enjoy the experience, returning home after just two weeks where she was taught housework by her Dutch mother, Anna de Jong, but also learned French and German in the evenings, and later Latin and Greek from her father.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Birth Control (2000)

by Marian Rengel

Dutch physician and feminist, Aletta Jacobs in 1882 opened Europe's first clinic to publicly provide birth control to women. This twice- weekly clinic in Amsterdam became the model for the clinics opened in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women Social Reformers (2001)

M - Z.. 2

Aletta Jacobs was an outstanding figure in the Dutch women's movement and the first woman to develop a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Scientists (2007)

by Elizabeth H. Oakes

Dutch Physician Aletta Jacobs was born in February 1854, in the Gronin- gen ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography: The 20th century, O-Z (1999)

by Frank Northen Magill

Aletta Jacobs, birth control pioneer in Amsterdam. . Motherhood in Bondage. London and New York: Brentano's, 1928. Composed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

Aletta Jacobs. Sanger , an American public health nurse, felt strongly that the poor especially should be able to ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of European Labor Leaders (1995)

by A. T. Lane

Posthumus-van der Goot, Aletta Jacobs (n,d.); Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland, vol. 1 (1979); Biogmfisch woordenboek van het socialisme en de arbeidersbeweging in Nederland, vol. 3 (1988). JOHN E. LUNN ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (2011)

by Daniel J. Christie

Aletta Jacobs, the first woman physician in Holland and founder of the Dutch suffrage movement, called the First International Women's Peace Congress at the Hague, with 1,136 voting members, and resolutions from whichJane Addams ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social History (1993)

by Peter N. Stearns

French feminist Marguerite Durand,Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs,French stenographer MarieLouise Bouglé, andAmerican activist MaryBeard wereamong thosewhofounded important collections of books and documents and sought to build ...

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