The Association for Birth Control and Sexual Hygiene

An aid organization founded in 1928 for the benefit of young women, workers and poor working-class families, the Association for Birth Control and Sexual Hygiene took on as its task the counselling of individuals and families in the use of contraception and abortion and the explanation of legal issues. Activists distributed contraceptive devices and aided in the arrangement of abortion procedures. In carrying out its mission, the RVfG was supposed to remain politically and religiously neutral and to avoid association with trade unions, although its chairman, Franz Gampe, was a FAUD member in Nürnberg. By 1930 the organization included 200 local chapters, in which the over 15,000 members participated.