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Biographical entry Billings, Evelyn Livingston (Lyn) (1918 - )


8 February 1918
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Lyn Billings was a senior demonstrator in the Anatomy Department of the University of Melbourne. She also worked as a paediatrician. Billings, together with her husband John, developed the Billings Method of birth control during the 1950s and 1960s. The couple have travelled regularly to third world countries to promote and teach the method. Lyn Billings has published widely on the method, including the book The Billings Method: Controlling fertility without drugs or devices.



Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Dr Evelyn Billings, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • O'Donovan, Anne, 'Dr Evelyn Billings AM, natural family planning pioneer, 8-2-1918 - 16-2-1913: doctor who made pregnancy predictable', The Age, 23 March, p. 31. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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