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Sara Fajula Colom
Family Planning Clinics in Barcelona (1977-1983)
Supervisor/s: Teresa Ortiz Gómez, Alfons Zarzoso Orellana
Date of defense: 11-12-2017

This thesis shows how Family Planning Clinics were created and operated in the province of Barcelona and throughout Catalonia in the 1970s and 1980s. Contraception was prohibited throughout Franco's period and this research studies the multiplicity of the population, Agents -the women of the feminist movement and the local movement, the medical professionals and the first democratic city councils-who fought for the right to Family Planning and participated in the creation of new healthcare spaces, the Family Planning Clinics. These centers, prior to the legalization of contraceptive methods in 1978, began to provide information on contraception, sexual and contraceptive education, and gynecological assistance was also offered. All in all, they made the women take control over their body and could decide when and how many have children.