Hilda Crosby Standish (1902-2005)
First medical director of Connecticut's first birth control clinic (Inducted 1994)
Hilda Crosby Standish was born in Hartford and graduated from Cornell Medical College. She taught obstetrics in Shanghai before returning to the United States. In 1935, she was recruited by Katharine Houghton Hepburn to become the medical director of the first birth control clinic in Connecticut, the Maternal Health Clinic. In honor of Dr. Standish’s efforts then and over the course of her career in promoting family planning and maternal health, the Hartford Branch of Planned Parenthood named their clinic in her honor in 1983. Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is located at 1030 New Britain Avenue in West Hartford.
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