Brook, Helen (7 of 10) National Life Story Collection: Leaders of National Life
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1990-08-10, 1990-09-10, 1990-16-10
Interviewee's home and Fawcett Library, London
Brook, Helen 1907-1997 (speaker, female)
Abrams, Rebecca (speaker, female)
Part 7: Religion and family planning; politics and family planning; H.B.'s position on feminism and women's rights and availability of contraception. Education of her own daughters. Philosophy behind Brook Advisory Centres - anti single-parent families; anti-abortion; belief in sanctity of married life and family life; belief in moral responsibility. 1960: Whitfield Street: The Young People's Advisory Centre. John Trusted of the Ionian Bank gives £15,000 to setting up of Brook Advisory Centre. 1961: decision made to invent BAC. 1962: opening first clinic in Dawes St. Public reaction and personal sense of achievement.
Life story interview with the late family planning adviser and the founder of the Brook Advsiory Centres for Young People, Helen Brook (1907-1997)