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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

ourselves with calling attention to a few facts of great importance 

respecting the conditions which imperatively forbid marriage, and 

which cannot be violated without the certain entailment of great 

suffering. 

 

_1. Persons suffering with serious disease of a character communicable 

to others by contagion or by hereditary transmission._ 

 

Many people wonder why it is that diseases are so much more numerous 

and varied in modern times than in the earlier ages of the race. There 

has been an evident increase within a few centuries. While there are, 

undoubtedly, numerous influencing causes, one which cannot be 

overlooked is the hereditary transmission of disease, which preserves 

those disorders which already exist, and adds new ones which originate 

from new exciting causes. By this means, the human race is undoubtedly 

being weakened, human life shortened, and diseases multiplied. Compare 

the average age of human beings of the present day, less than forty 

years, with the longevity of the early members of the race, who lived 

more than as many score of years. Some mighty deteriorating influence 

has been at work; and we hazard nothing in the assertion that the 

marriage of diseased persons and kindred violations of the laws of human 

hygiene have been not unimportant factors in producing this most 

appalling diminution in the length of human life. 

 

Among the diseases which are most certain to be transmitted are 

pulmonary tuberculosis, or consumption, syphilis, cancer, leprosy, 

epilepsy, and some other nervous disorders, some forms of skin disease, 

and insanity. The list might be extended; but these are the more common. 

Persons suffering with these disorders have no right to marry, for at 

least four reasons:-- 

 

(1) It is a sin against the offspring of such unions, who have a right 

to be born well, but are forced to come into the world with weakly 

constitutions, diseased frames, and the certainty of premature death. 

The children of consumptive and syphilitic parents rarely survive 

infancy. If they do, it is only to suffer later on, as they surely will, 

and, perhaps, to communicate the same destructive diseases to other 

human beings; but these diseases rarely extend beyond the third 

generation, the line becoming extinct. The most heart-rending 

spectacles we have ever met have been the children of parents suffering 

with the diseases mentioned. Their appearance is characteristic; no 

physician of experience can fail to detect the sins of a profligate 

parent in a syphilitic child. Every feature indicates the presence of 

a blighting curse. 

 

There are those who assert that a man who has suffered with disease 

of the character last mentioned may marry after the lapse of two or 

three years from the disappearance of the active symptoms of the malady. 

Such assertions we consider as most dangerous and pernicious. The 

individuals who make them are well acquainted with the fact that of 

all diseases this is the most difficult to eradicate when once the 

system has become thoroughly infected by it. Not only three years but 


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