Contraception : a history

Other titles
  • Lust ohne Last. English
Published
  • Cambridge : Polity c2008
Physical description
x, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 074563270X (hbk.)
  • 9780745632704 (hbk.)
  • 0745632718 (pbk.)
  • 9780745632711 (pbk.)
Notes
  • "First published in German as Lust ohne Last: Geschichte der Empfängnisverhütung von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart and copyright Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München c2003"--T.p. verso.
  • Translated from the German.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-246) and index.
  • Translated from the German.
  • Gratis via RSM Press
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • List of illustrations -- Illustration acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. Ars erotica : the early art of contraception -- The economics of sexual reproduction : birth control in the ancient world? -- Calls for greater fertility : origin of the ethics of procreation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- The not so secret wisdom of ancient medicine -- Poetic truth : deliberate infertility as a theme in ancient literature -- Unfruitful activities : 'suppositories for women' and herbal potions -- 2. Transformations : the supposed repression of knowledge about contraception in the Middle Ages and early modern times -- A history of demographics and the origins of birth control -- Secreta mulierum : female wisdom on pregnancy and contraception -- Sexual desire and atonement : the theology of the 'sinful flesh' -- Castration, condoms, Casanovas : old and new methods of contraception --
  • 3. The beginnings of scientia sexualis in the nineteenth century : the impact of moral and political imperatives on the debate about contraception -- (Neo)Malthusianism and its demographical implications -- A fresh approach to knowledge : sex education pamphlets and their readers -- Sexual politics : intensified control and resistance to it -- The practice of 'being careful' : between tradition and progress -- 4. An everyday regime : the 'democratization' of birth control in the twentieth century -- The promise of deliverance : contraception as emancipation -- The 'nationalization' of contraception : enforced sterilization and national birth control programmes -- Changes in sexual morality and the waning influence of religion -- Simultaneous existence of old and new methods of contraception -- 5. Future prospects -- The 'pill for men' : the contraceptive of the future? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • German

Summary

  • Surveying one of the oldest and most urgent problems of mankind, contraception, this book tells of how, over the centuries, men and women have battled with the needs both for sexual gratification and for limitation of offspring, and also focuses on how contraception might evolve in the future.

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