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for Parenthood. Preparation for Parenthood, physical, mental, and
spiritual. Maternal Impressions. The Several Theories. Both
Sides of the Question. A Highly Important Subject. Proofs and
Illustrations of Maternal Impressions. Valuable Information for
Prospective Parents. How the Pregnant Mother may influence and
shape the physical, mental, and moral character of her unborn
LESSON VIII--EUGENICS AND CHARACTER
Influence of Parental Factors upon the Character of their
Offspring. What Parental Conditions produce the Best Quality of
Children. The Most Favorable Age for Parenthood. What statistics
show. The Vaerting Tables. The Influence of Fathers. The
Influence of Mothers. The Havelock Ellis Studies and Reports.
The Production of Men of Genius. The Investigations of Marro the
Italian Scientist. The Redfield Investigation and Theories. The
Influence of Parental Age on Genius. How Ability is Transmitted.
Why Delayed Parentage produces Better Offspring than Premature
Parentage. Latest Discoveries of Sexual Science concerning an
important subject 103
LESSON IX--THE DETERMINATION OF SEX
How the Sex of Offspring is Determined, and how Controlled or
Produced at Will. The Biological Viewpoint. The Practical
Viewpoint. The Chromosome Theory. Artificial Influencing of Sex
in Offspring. Professor Doncaster's Reports. Dawson's Theory.
Are there alternate male and female ova? The Effect of Nutrition
in Sex-Determination. Schenk's Theory and Methods. Influencing
the Ovum. Male and Female Elements. Yung's Experiments in
Sex-Determination, and their Startling Results. Changing Sex in
Tadpoles at will. How the Bees determine the sex of their larva.
Experiments upon Butterflies. Why more Boys than Girls are born
after Great Wars. Other Theories of Sex Determination, and the
Methods of Application. The Consensus of the best scientific
thought on the subject 115
LESSON X--WHAT BIRTH CONTROL IS, AND IS NOT
"Control" not identical with "Prohibition" or "Prevention".
Control means "governing, regulating, or managing influences."
True Birth Control would not reduce the population of civilized
countries, but would increase the same and improve the quality
thereof. Not only a normal Birth Rate but also a normal Death
Rate. Birth Control not anti-social or immoral, but highly
social and highly moral. Misconception due to Ignorance and
Prejudice. Unbalanced Idealism and Fanatical Extremists
responsible for the mistaken ideas upon the subject of Birth
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