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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

blessing. For nothing is as certain as that it is an unmixed evil for a 

community to possess unwilling, undesirable parents. Birth Control would 

be an unmixed blessing if it merely enabled us to exclude such persons 

from the ranks of parenthood. We desire no parents who are not competent 

and willing parents. Only such parents are fit to father and to mother a 

future race worthy to rule the world. 

 

It is sometimes said that the control of conception, since it is 

frequently carried out immediately upon marriage, will tend to delay 

parenthood until an unduly late age. Birth Control has, however, no 

necessary result of this kind, and might even act in the reverse 

direction. A chief cause of delay in marriage is the prospect of the 

burden and expense of an unrestricted flow of children into the family; 

and it is said that in Great Britain, since 1911, with the extension of 

the use of contraceptives, there has been a slight but regular increase 

not only in the general marriage rate but also in the proposition of 

early marriage. The ability to control the number of children not only 

enables marriage to take place at an early age, but also makes it 

possible for the couple to have at least one child soon after marriage. 

The total number of children are thus spaced out, instead of following 

in rapid succession. 

 

It is only of late years that the eugenic importance of a considerable 

interval between births has been fully recognized, as regards not only 

the mother--this has long been recognized--but also the children. The 

very high mortality of large families has long been known, and their 

association with degenerate conditions and with criminality. However, of 

recent years, evidence has been obtained that families in which the 

children are separated from each other by intervals of more than two 

years are both mentally and physically superior to those in which the 

interval is shorter. Investigators have found that children born at only 

a short interval after the birth of a previous child are notably 

defective, even at the age of six, in a large percentage of cases; and 

when compared with children born at a longer interval, or with first 

children, they are, on the average, three inches shorter and three 

pounds lighter. These are facts of the most vital significance. 

 

Thus when we calmly survey, in however summary a manner, the great field 

of life affected by the establishment of voluntary human control over 

the production of the race, we can not see a cause for anything but 

hope. It is satisfactory that it should be so, for there can be no doubt 


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