History of Medicine
1950s-1960s Posters: Promoting the Advantages of Family Planning for Individuals, Families, and the Nation
Worries of A Li
Poster produced by the Family Planning Committee of Guangdong Province and the Health Education Office of the Department of Health of Guangdong Province; artist: Ma Dong 马栋; February 1964; 12,000 copies
Although A Li was a smart and diligent woman, she was burdened with the care of six children after 9 years of marriage. She cooked for them, washed their clothes, and cared for the sick—she was so exhausted with housework that she could not function well at work. She realized that she made two mistakes: 1) she married early at 18, and 2) she had no birth control. She and her husband realized that to have a better family life, they should have no more children.