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March 1940

Attaining Womanhood: A Doctor Talks to Girls About Sex.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(3):682-683. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990140225022

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This small volume is a counterpart of a previous publication (Attaining Manhood: A Doctor Talks to Boys About Sex, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1938) by the same author, who is professor of anatomy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. In a similar manner this companion volume adapts the available knowledge regarding sexual development and reproduction for intelligent comprehension by the adolescent girl. The simplicity of the terms and the skill with which biologic analogy has been utilized in demonstrating the physiology of menstruation and reproduction, in addition to the anatomic illustrations, enhance the value of the publication not only to the child but to the parent, the educator and the physician. The discussion of sex attraction and sex conduct has served as an excellent basis for rational consideration of the various sex problems which may be encountered. A brief discussion of venereal disease in conformity

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