Voluntary Parenthood League

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The Voluntary Parenthood League (VPL) was an organization that advocated for contraception during the birth control movement in the United States. The VPL was founded in 1919 by Mary Dennett.[1] The VPL was a rival organization to Margaret Sanger's American Birth Control League. The VPL lobbied to change anti-contraception laws.[2] In 1925 the VPL merged with the American Birth Control League.


  1. ^ Engelman, Peter, History of the birth control movement in the United States, p 111.
  2. ^ Schultz, Jeffrey D. (Ed), Encyclopedia of women in American politics, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999, pp 231-2