Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
CONTENTS
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

its advocates, will not do away with children, but will merely regulate 

their number to rational limits, and at appropriate intervals between 

births. Moreover, it is claimed, that while the birth-rate in such 

families may be smaller, THE DEATH-RATE IS ALSO SMALLER. And, at the 

last, it is the number of children that SURVIVE that counts with the 

race, not those who merely are BORN. 

 

The fact that many persons consult physicians for a cure for sterility, 

and go to great trouble and expense to further the bearing of children, 

and the fact many childless couples adopt children rather than to have a 

childless home, are evidence of the fact that there is no danger of the 

parental instinct dying out. It is the experience of physicians 

generally that the patients who desire information regarding scientific 

contraceptive methods are usually those who already have as many 

children as they can well take care of, and not those who wish to escape 

parenthood in toto. 

 

We are constantly reminded that the size of the average family is much 

smaller than it was a hundred years ago--but still the race is rapidly 

increasing, owing to the decreased death-rate resulting from a better 

knowledge of hygiene and medicine. Moreover, it is positively asserted 

that the "old time large family" frequently had one father but several 

mothers--the husband marrying several times in order to replace with a 

new life the old wife who had broken down and died from overwork and 

excessive childbearing. 

 

It is claimed that in Holland, in which Birth Control is recognized by 

law, and where it is legally sanctioned and even encouraged among those 

who are not able to support large families, statistics show that the 

population is increasing more rapidly than before, owing to the 

decreased mortality of infants and young children arising from the 

better care of those who are born. 

 

Dr. Robinson says on this point: "Here we have a whole country, Holland, 

in which the prevention of conception is legally sanctioned, in which 

the use of preventives is practically universal--and is this country 

dying out? On the contrary, it is increasing more rapidly than before, 

because we have this remarkable and gratifying phenomenon to bear in 

mind, that WHEREVER THE BIRTH-RATE GOES DOWN, THE DEATH RATE GOES DOWN 

PARI PASSU, OR EVEN TO A STILL GREATER DEGREE. This can be proven by 

statistics from almost every country in the world. For instance, in 1910 

the birth-rate in Holland was 32, and the mortality 18; in 1912 the 

birth-rate fell to 28, but then the mortality rate fell still lower, 


Page 2 from 10:  Back   1  [2]  3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   Forward