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1 : Report on birth control activities and procedure / by A.R. Kaufman, Dec. 1, 1937.
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- Source of title proper: Printed on item: #5.
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December 1, 1937 (Authorship)
- Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)
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4 p. leaflets.
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The Parents' Information Bureau (PIB) was a clinic for family planning and birth control set up by A.R. Kaufman of the Kaufman Rubber Company in the 1930's in Kitchener, Ont. Kaufman became interested in birth control during the Great Depression after determining that seasonal employees with large families were disproportionately impacted by layoffs. He began offering family planning services to his employees, eventually extending them to anyone in Canada with the founding of the PIB. At its peak, the organization employed approximately 50 people in locations across the country who provided services to families in their homes, rather than at clinics. The model allowed families to order supplies by mail, receiving kits that included spermicides, condoms and information about purchasing additional items like diaphragms.
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Two reports, one published Dec. 1, 1937, the other ca 1960.