Reforming Sex : The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950

Reforming Sex : The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950

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Reforming Sex reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range of sources--from police reports, films and personal interviews to sex manuals unearthed from library basements and secondhand bookstores--the book analyzes a remarkable mass mobilization during the turbulent and innovative Weimar years of doctors and laypeople for women's right to abortion and public access to birth control and sex education.... not a single case of venereal disease had occurred among its 78 percent unmarried membership a€” a clear sign of the ... highly precise prescriptions for mutual sexual fulfillment contained in Th. Van de Veldea#39;s sex manual Ideal Marriage, anbsp;...


Title:Reforming Sex : The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950
Author: Atina Grossmann Associate Professor of History Columbia University
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1995-03-31
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