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February 4, 1933

The Hygiene of Marriage: A Detailed Consideration of Sex and Marriage.

JAMA. 1933;100(5):363. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740050059037

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This book is about equally divided between material discussing the anatomy and physiology, the hygiene, both physical and mental, of sex, and some instructions for proper sexual union as the first part, with material on birth control as the second part. The material on birth control is about as complete and accurate as has anywhere been made available. It includes not only an analysis of the laws on the subject but also a list of all the birth control clinics and a study of their work, an analysis of all the available methods of contraception with their virtues and disappointments, and a good index.

Apparently, administration of laws has been relaxed sufficiently to permit general distribution of books of this character, since there has been a veritable flood of them on the market in recent years. Like the laws regarding prohibition, these laws seem to have become obsolete through failure

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