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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

 

Contraception. 

 

We now come to the consideration of the subject of Contraception, pure 

and simple, the methods of which contemplate the manifestation of the 

usual physical sexual relations between husband and wife, accompanied by 

an avoidance of the union of the male and female elements of 

reproduction which result in conception. 

 

It should once more be positively emphasized that BY CONTRACEPTION IS 

NOT MEANT ABORTION. ABORTION means "the premature expulsion of the human 

embryo or foetus; miscarriage." CONTRACEPTION, on the other hand, means 

simply the prevention of the union of the male and female elements of 

reproduction, and consequently, the preventing of the process which 

evolves the foetus or embryo. CONTRACEPTION IS PREVENTION; ABORTION IS 

DESTRUCTION. There is here a difference as wide as the poles. As Dr. 

William J. Robinson says, in a paragraph previously quoted in this 

book: "In inducing abortion, one destroys something already formed--a 

foetus, or an embryo, a fertilized ovum, a potential human being. In 

prevention, however, one merely prevents chemically or mechanically the 

spermatozoa from coming in contact with the ovum. There is no greater 

sin or crime in this than there is in simple abstinence, in refraining 

from sexual intercourse." 

 

Unfortunately for the cause of scientific Birth Control in America, the 

laws of the United States (and of most of the separate States) at 

present prevent the public dissemination by written or printed words, or 

by public teaching of information concerning the contraceptive methods 

known to all intelligent physicians and others who have made a 

scientific study of the subject. The conveyal of such information, in 

the manner stated, is made a criminal offence, subject to heavy fines 

and imprisonment. Though there is a strong movement underway on the part 

of many intelligent and earnest citizens of this country, having for its 

object the repeal of such prohibitive laws, and the passage of careful 

legislation designed to give the dissemination of such instruction a 

legal and certain status, under the restrictions imposed by common 

sense, intellectual honesty, and the best interests of the race--to 

place it upon the same footing as in certain advanced European 

countries--the fact remains that at the present time no person may give 

such information without subjecting himself to indictment and probable 

conviction as a law-breaker and enemy of society. UNDER THE 

CIRCUMSTANCES, OF COURSE, THERE HAS BEEN, AND WILL BE, NO ATTEMPTS TO 

FURNISH SUCH FORBIDDEN INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK. So long as these laws 


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