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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

hope to increase the happiness of the people and the strength of the 

State. We need not worry about the falling birth-rate." 

 

The more that one intelligently examines the argument against Birth 

Control based upon fear of Race Suicide, the more one becomes convinced 

that not only is there "nothing to it," but that every fact brought to 

light in the inquiry reveals itself in the nature of proof of the 

desirability of Birth Control as a factor of Race Evolution, rather than 

evidence to the contrary. Therefore, the more inquiry and investigation 

that such argument brings forth, the stronger is the case disclosed for 

Birth Control, and the greater the amount of public opinion created in 

its favor. 

 

In all considerations of the general question of Race Suicide, one must 

take note of the general question of Eugenics or Human Breeding. This 

because the sound breeding of the race operates in a direction 

diametrically opposed to Race Suicide, while unsound breeding operates 

directly in favor thereof. 

 

When we consider the general subject of Eugenics we touch upon the 

highest ground, and are concerned with our best hopes for the future of 

the world. There can be no doubt that Birth Control, considered as a 

phase of Eugenics, is not only a precious but also an indispensable 

instrument in moulding the coming man to the measure of our developing 

ideals. Without Birth Control we are powerless in the face of the awful 

evils which flow from random and reckless reproduction. With it we 

possess a power so great that some persons have professed to see in it a 

menace to the propagation of the race, amusing themselves with the idea 

that if people possess the means to prevent the conception of children 

they will never have children at all. It is not necessary to discuss 

such a grotesque notion seriously. 

 

The desire for children is far too deeply implanted in mankind and 

womankind alike ever to be rooted out. If there are today many parents 

whose lives are rendered wretched by large families and the miseries of 

excessive child-bearing, there are an equal number whose lives are 

wretched because they have no children at all, and who snatch eagerly at 

any straw which offers the smallest promise of relief to the craving. 

Certainly there are people who desire marriage, but--some for very sound 

and estimable reasons and other for reasons which may less well bear 

examination--do not desire children at all. 

 

For the class of married people who do not desire children at all, 

contraceptive methods, far from being a social evil, are a social 


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