Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - V

A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter V including the Association for Voluntary Sterilization.

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Voluntary Sterilization, Inc., Association for, 708 3rd Ave., New York, N. Y. 10017

. . . Founded in 1937 "to make voluntary sterilization available to all consenting adults without regard to marital status, parenthood, or any other nonmedical criteria." Acts as a clearinghouse for all material on voluntary sterilization. Supports educational, research, and service programs. Assists those seeking sterilization by referring them to one of the organization's 1,900 cooperating physicians, by referring those for whom sterilization is deemed inadvisable to appropriate agencies, and by informing those of limited financial means of the possibilities of obtaining the operation through city or county health departments and clinics. Cost of membership is $10. Publishes AVS News 3 times a year. Sponsors an international project "to foster, stimulate, and support voluntary sterilization activities in various types of health programs all over the world." Members have included Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich, Arthur Godfrey, and Shirley MacLaine. 20,000 members.

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