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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

Control. Birth Control Versus Abortion. Higher Phases of Birth 

Control. The History of Birth Control. The Causes of the present 

interest in the subject. Nature's tendencies toward Birth 

Control. How Nature exerts Birth Control in the World. Natural 

Law and Biological Principles. The High Ideals of true Birth 

Control 127 

 

 

LESSON XI--THE FETICH OF THE BIRTH RATE 

 

The Evolution of Public Opinion concerning the Birth Rate. The 

old ideal of Quantity at the expense of Quality. The Swing of 

the Pendulum in the Opposite Direction. The Rational Reaction. 

The Decline in the Birth Rate. The New Ideal. Quality rather 

than Quantity. Decreased Death Rate accompanies Decreased Birth 

Rate. Survival Values rather than Production Values. How 

Increased Death Rate accompanies an Increased Birth Rate. No 

High Birth Rate without a High Death Rate. The new Birth Control 

Policy in Europe. The Result in Holland. The Progress of the New 

Ideals. The Struggle against Ignorance, Prejudice, and 

Hypocrisy. The Higher Morality. The Rational View. The Policy of 

Wisdom. Plain Facts on an Important Subject 145 

 

 

LESSON XII--THE ARGUMENT FOR BIRTH CONTROL 

 

General Argument in Favor of Birth Control. Honesty versus 

Hypocrisy. Birth Control decreases Abortion. Birth Control 

produces Better Offspring, under Better Environment. Birth 

Control produces a lower Death Rate. Birth Control provides 

Better Conditions for Children. Birth Control promotes Marriage. 

Birth Control curbs Prostitution. Birth Control promotes Health 

among Wives. Birth Control tends toward Morality among Married 

Men. Birth Control makes for Justice to Children. Birth Control, 

if universally practiced, would work great reforms, and would 

metamorphose undesirable conditions of modern society. Birth 

Control is advisable because along the lines of the highest 

evolution of the race, and opposed to the conditions which have 

held the race back in the past 158 

 

 

LESSON XIII--THE ARGUMENT AGAINST BIRTH CONTROL 

 

Popular objections advanced against Birth Control, and the 

rational answer to each. Is Birth Control opposed to Religion? 

The relation of Religion to Morality discussed. The Position of 

the Churches on the subject of Birth Control. No prohibition of 

Birth Control in the Scriptures. Objections to Birth Control on 

the part of certain religious bodies seen to be based upon 

arbitrary ruling rather than upon the true teaching of Religion, 


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