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October 29, 1938

Step by Step in Sex Education

JAMA. 1938;111(18):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790440083036

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This is not just another book attempting to gain the attention of the doctor and the parent. It is an excellent work that will serve both parent and physician. The physician who wishes to have constantly at his elbow a valuable aid to give to the perplexed parent will find this volume ideally suited for that purpose. The parent who wishes to improve his technic in answering the ever present questions of the child will find the answers to almost all the questions any child has ever asked. The book is divided into three parts: the first deals with sex in childhood, the second with puberty and its manifestations; the third presents the sexual aspects of adolescence through and into the preparation for marriage. The author presents excellent arguments for early sex education. That sex education should be continuous is well brought out in the various steps. Not all children

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