October 18, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(16):1192. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160052023

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Care of Mothers and Children  The care of mother and child in the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics is effected by a number of institutions of open and of closed type. Their function is educational as well as medical with expectant mothers and children.An attempt is being made now to disseminate a healthy conception of sexual physiology quite early in the high schools. For this purpose in some schools lectures on sex hygiene are given. The pupils visit the Institute of the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood, where young girls acquire practical information in the care of infants. Analogous educational work is conducted in the marriage registry offices. Here a physician conducts a short discussion with the bride and groom on such subjects as sex hygiene, dangers of abortion, and the symptoms of venereal disease.The care of pregnant women is carried on in the cities through the "regional

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