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Contraception a history

Author: Robert Jütte
Publisher: Cambridge Malden, Mass. Polity 2008
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In this engaging new book Robert Jtte offers a rich and nuanced account of how men and women across the centuries have struggled with the needs both for sexual gratification and for limitation of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jütte
ISBN: 9780745632711 0745632718 9780745632704 074563270X
OCLC Number: 319860234
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 237 - 246
Description: X, 255 S. Ill. 24 cm
Contents: Ars erotica : the early art of contraception (The economics of sexual reproduction : birth control in the ancient world? --
Calls for greater fertility : origin of the ethics of procreation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam --
The not so secret wisdom of ancient medicine --
Poetic truth : deliberate infertility as a theme in ancient literature --
Unfruitful activities : "suppositories for women" and herbal potions) --
Transformations : the supposed repression of knowledge about contraception in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times (A history of demographics and the origins of birth control --
Secreta mulierum : female wisdom on pregnancy and contraception --
Sexual desire and atonement : the theology of the "sinful flesh" --
Castration, condoms, Casanovas : old and new methods of contraception) --
The beginnings of scientia sexualis in the Nineteenth Century : the impact of moral and political imperatives on the debate about contraception ((Neo- ) Malthusianism and its demographical implications --
A fresh approach to knowledge : sex education pamphlets and their readers --
Sexual politics : intensified control and resistance to it --
The practice of "being careful" : between tradition and progress) --
An everyday regime : the "democratization" of birth control in the twentieth century (The promise of deliverance : contraception as emancipation --
The "Nationalization" of contraception : enforced sterilization and national birth control programmes --
Changes iin sexual morality and the waning influence of religion --
Simultaneous existence of old and new methods of contraception) --
Future prospects (The "Pill for men" : the contraceptive of the future?).
Responsibility: Robert Jütte. Transl. by Vicky Russell
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"What sets Jutte's work apart and makes this volume essential reading on the topic is its fine historiography and analysis of foregoing authors' projects." The Lancet "Should prove useful to Read more...

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