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Kitzinger (née Webster), Sheila Helena Elizabethlocked

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Kitzinger (née Webster), Sheila Helena Elizabeth (1929–2015), anthropologist and childbirth activist, was born on 29 March 1929 at 22 Belvedere Road, Taunton, the daughter of Clara (Clare), née Bond, and her husband, Alexander James Webster, master tailor and draper. Her mother, a midwife who worked in one of the first birth control clinics, had a powerful influence on her: she led a family life filled with courageous, adventurous, principled, and practical applied work to build peace and social justice and a personal life infused with Unitarian and Quaker spiritual values. From her ...

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