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A history of contraception : from antiquity to the present day

Author: Angus McLaren
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : B. Blackwell, 1991.
Series: Family, sexuality, and social relations in past times.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author draws upon the vast literature on the subject of contraception to provide an account of procreation through the ages, from ancient Greece to the late 20th century, and show that the idea  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus McLaren
ISBN: 0631167110 9780631167112
OCLC Number: 221636880
Description: 275 pages.
Contents: "As many women are always doing, doctoring themselves" - the patterning of fertility in ancient Greece; "For a woman forbids herself to conceive and fights against it" - fertility control in Rome; "Use which is against nature" - abortion and contraception in the Christian West; "Moore for Delit than World to multiplye" - procreation in the middle ages; "Cheating nature" - fertility control in early modern Europe; "From 'moral restraint' to 'criminal propaganda'" - neo-Malthusianism and the fertility transition; "An education for women" - the triumph of family planning.
Series Title: Family, sexuality, and social relations in past times.
Responsibility: Angus McLaren.

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