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A History of Contraception: From Antiquity to the Present Day

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This book, the first history of contraception for almost fifty years, provides a scholarly and highly readable account of procreation and attempts to prevent it from ancient Greece to the late twentieth century. The story, as the author shows, is not one of unalleviated progress, and anything but a simple passage from ignorance to enlightenment. Marshalling evidence from demography, medicine, literature, religious, family and women's history, he shows both that the idea of limiting progeny is ever present in human history ...

History of Contraception: From Antiquity to the Present Day 1992, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631187295

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A History of Contraception: From Antiquity to the Present Day 1991, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631167112

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