Mary Steichen Calderone (1904-1998) was a physician and public health advocate. She was noted for her work in the advancement of sexual education. She served as President and Co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) from 1954 to 1982. She was also the medical director for Planned Parenthood. She was noted for her many publications advocating open dialogue and access to information at all ages. Her most notable feat was overturning the American Medical Association policy against the dissemination of birth control information to patients
Medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine
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