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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

 

Based upon this general theory of the relation of nutrition to 

sex-determination, many methods and systems have been devised by as many 

authorities, and have been followed and promulgated by as many schools. 

Without going into the almost endless detail which would be necessitated 

by a synopsis of these various methods and systems, it may be said that 

they all consist of plans having for their object the decrease of 

nutrition of the woman in cases in which male children are desired, and 

the increase of nutrition in cases in which female children are sought 

for. This increase or decrease in nutrition is enforced for a reasonable 

period before the time selected for the conception of the child, and 

also for a reasonable period after the time of conception. The decrease 

in nutrition does not consist of "starvation," but rather of a "training 

diet" similar to that followed by athletics, and from which dietary all 

rich foods, sweets, etc., are absent. In fact, the average dietary 

advocated by the "Eat and Grow Thin" writers would seem to be almost 

identical with that of the "male offspring" theorists. 

 

Many persons who have followed the methods and systems based on the 

nutrition theory above mentioned claim to have been more or less 

successful in the production of the particular sex desired, but many 

exceptions to the rule are noted, and some writers on the subject are 

disposed to regard the reported successes as mere coincidences, and 

claim that the failures are seldom reported while the successes are 

widely heralded. The present writer presents the claims of this school 

to the attention of his readers, but without personally positively 

endorsing the idea. He is of the opinion that the data obtainable is not 

as yet sufficient to justify the strong claims made for the theory in 

some quarters; but, at the same time, he does not hesitate to say that 

there are many points of interest brought out in the presentation of the 

theory, and that many thoughtful persons seem to accept the same as 

reasonably well established and logical. 

 

Another theory which has been heard of frequently of late years is that 

in which it is held that the ova are expelled in alternating sex, each 

month. Thus, if a male ovum is expelled in January, the February ovum 

will be a female one, according to this theory. Under this theory if the 

date of conception of a child be ascertained, and the sex of the child 

noted at its birth, it is a simple matter to count forward from the 

menstrual period following which the child was conceived, and thus 


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