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The Control of Fertility in Women

United States: N.p., 1920s. Featuring a glamorous young woman with blonde finger waves on the cover, "The Control of Fertility in Women" educates American women in the 1920s about sterilization (both male and female) and contraception methods (including condoms, diaphragms, spermicidal foam). "Can a married couple control their fertility? ... When this question is asked by a wife suffering from any one of a large, number of ailments in which pregnancy is dangerous, it means relief from the threat of tragedy to her health, or possibly her life". Emphasizes the importance of family planning to the "modern woman", and dismisses taboos surrounding contraception by stating that "in the present era the regulation of the family number is widely practiced in all strata of society". No publisher is listed. Important ephemeral evidence of family planning options for women in the 1920s. Printed bifolium (6.25" by 3.5"). Near-fine. A couple minor spots.

Price: $250.00

Item #23001947