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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

upon the fact that a scientific knowledge of Birth Control would 

practically obviate the state of broken-down health so common among 

married women, particularly among those who have been compelled to bear 

large numbers of children during the first few years of married life. 

Many a young married woman is in bad health--often reaching the state of 

chronic invalidism--as the result of having had to bear too many 

children, and in too close succession. 

 

Not only is the above the case, but there is to be found on all sides 

many cases of invalidism and shattered health caused by the horrible 

practice of criminal abortion. It is doubted whether anyone outside of 

medical circles can even faintly begin to realize the frequency of this 

practice of abortion among the well-to-do, and those in "comfortable 

circumstances"--not to speak of the countless deaths which arise from 

the prevalence of this curse. Were a physician to even faintly indicate 

the number of cases coming under his personal professional attention, in 

which the patient is suffering from the effects of one or more 

abortions, he would be accused of gross exaggeration, and would be 

condemned as a sensationalist. 

 

Without going into detail concerning these things, the writer states 

that it is a matter of common knowledge among physicians that in every 

large city there are thousands of unscrupulous (including those who call 

themselves physicians) who are kept busy every week in the year 

performing criminal operations designed to produce abortions. Some of 

these practitioners have many regular patients--women who visit them 

regularly for the purpose of having abortions produced by criminal 

operations. It seems almost incredible, but it is a veritable fact, that 

there are to be found many women in the large cities who actually boast 

to their friends of the number of operations of this kind they have had 

performed on them. 

 

Surely, any instruction which would prevent the physical breakdown of so 

many women by reason of excessive child-bearing on the one hand, and 

abortion on the other hand, would seem to be worthy of the hearty 

support of society, and the encouragement of its laws, rather than the 

reverse. So true does this seem, that it is difficult to realize that 

there are any intelligent persons who would condemn such instruction as 

evil and harmful to society. That such persons do exist is a striking 

proof of the persistence of ancient superstitions and the survival and 

tenacity of old prejudices. 

 


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