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Elizabeth (Libby) Wilson 1926–2016

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Libby Wilson, who died earlier this year at the age of 89 years, was one of the major names in British family planning. She had become a general practitioner (GP) in Sheffield in the early 1950s and worked with the Family Planning Association, but in 1964 the Association voted to restrict its services to women who were either married or about to be married. Unhappy at this decision and spurred on by the success of a clinic for young unmarried women in London, she and a few other female GPs decided to set up a similar clinic in Sheffield. Condemnation by local clergy created what turned out to be very welcome publicity, and clients soon arrived from all over the north of England.

In 1967, Dr Wilson's husband Graham was appointed …

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