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June 10, 1933

The Practice of Birth Control: An Analysis of the Birth-Control Experiences of Nine Hundred Women.

JAMA. 1933;100(23):1889. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740230067044

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This is the record of birth control experiences of nine hundred women who tried many different methods, most of which are widely known to the medical profession throughout the world. There is a chapter on the comparison of results with those of other investigators and a chapter devoted to general conclusions. This indicates that the use of a sheath with a chemical or of a pessary with syringing is more reliable than any method or combination of methods commonly used. It is recognized that all contraceptive devices require a modicum of intelligence and initiative in use. Probably the most moron proof is the soluble chemical pessary, but the types now available are costly and are not altogether reliable. It is conceived by the investigators that there are factors at present operating to produce a falling birth rate and if allowed to continue some collective control will be necessary for the

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