List of illustrations Illustration acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1.Ars erotica : the early art of contraception Theeconomics of sexual reproduction : birth control in the ancient world? Calls for greater fertility : origin of the ethics of procreation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam Thenot 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 Ahistory 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. Thebeginnings 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 Afresh approach to knowledge : sex education pamphlets and their readers Sexual politics : intensified control and resistance to it Thepractice of 'being careful' : between tradition and progress 4. Aneveryday regime : the 'democratization' of birth control in the twentieth century Thepromise 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.
Originally published as: Lust ohne Last : Geschichte der Empfängnisverhütung von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Originalausg. c2003.
Translated from the German.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -246) and index.
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