What you’ll do
Watch a recording of Dr Laura Kelly talking about the experiences of Irish men and women trying to access contraception in the early 20th century.
You will learn how they attempted to resist the legal and moral bans on birth control through an exploration of personal letters written to the British birth-control campaigner Marie Stopes.
The talk reveals the everyday challenges that ‘ordinary’ Irish people faced. It will explore how many people believed a lack of access to birth control negatively impacted their health, and this motivated their desire to access effective contraception.