Faye Wattleton

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Faye Wattleton

Faye Wattleton is an American reproductive rights activist and the first African American and youngest president ever elected to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She was born on July 8, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri. Wattleton is known for her significant contributions to women's health and reproductive rights advocacy.

Early Life and Education[edit | edit source]

Wattleton grew up in a working-class family and attended Ohio State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later pursued a Master of Science in Maternal and Infant Care, also from Ohio State University.

Career[edit | edit source]

In 1978, Wattleton became the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a position she held until 1992. During her tenure, she focused on expanding access to reproductive healthcare services and advocating for women's rights. Wattleton's leadership was instrumental in shaping the organization's stance on issues such as abortion rights and family planning.

After leaving Planned Parenthood, Wattleton continued her advocacy work through various roles, including serving on the boards of several organizations dedicated to women's health and social justice.

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Faye Wattleton's legacy is marked by her pioneering efforts in advancing women's reproductive rights and healthcare. She remains a prominent figure in the history of the reproductive rights movement in the United States.

Awards and Recognition[edit | edit source]

Throughout her career, Wattleton has received numerous awards and honors for her advocacy work, including being named one of Time magazine's "50 Faces for America's Future."

References[edit | edit source]


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