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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

A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS. 

 

 

We have written this chapter especially for girls, and we sincerely 

hope that many will read it with an earnest desire to be benefited by 

so doing. The subject of which we have to write is a delicate one, and 

one which, we regret exceedingly, needs to be written about. But our 

experience as a physician has proven to us again and again that it is 

of the utmost importance that something be said, that words of warning 

should be addressed particularly to the girls and maidens just emerging 

into womanhood, on a subject which vitally concerns not only their own 

future health and happiness, but the prosperity and destiny of the race. 

Probably no one can be better fitted to speak on this subject than the 

physician. A physician who has given careful attention to the health 

and the causes of ill-health of ladies, and who has had opportunities 

for observing the baneful influence exerted upon the bodies and minds 

of girls and young women by the evil practices of which it is our purpose 

here to speak, can better appreciate than can others the magnitude of 

the evil, and is better prepared to speak upon the subject 

understandingly and authoritatively. Gladly would we shun the task 

which has been pressed upon us, but which we have long avoided, were 

it not for the sense of the urgent need of its performance of which 

our professional experience has thoroughly convinced us. We cannot keep 

our lips closed when our eyes are witnesses to the fact that thousands 

of the fairest and best of our girls and maidens are being beguiled 

into everlasting ruin by a soul-destroying vice which works unseen, 

and often so insidiously that its results are unperceived until the 

work of ruin is complete. 

 

The nature of our subject necessitates that we should speak plainly, 

though delicately, and we shall endeavor to make our language 

comprehensible by any one old enough to be benefited by the perusal 

of this chapter. We desire that all who read these pages may receive 

lasting benefit by so doing. The subject is one upon which every girl 

ought to be informed, and to which she should give serious attention, 

at least sufficiently long to become intelligent concerning the evils 

and dangers to which girls are exposed from this source. 

 

Girlhood.--Nothing is so suggestive of innocence and purity as the 

simple beauty of girlhood when seen in its natural freshness, though 

too seldom, now-a-days, is it possible to find in our young girls the 

natural grace and healthy beauty which were common among the little 

maidens of a quarter of a century ago. The ruddy cheeks and bright eyes 

and red lips which are indicative of a high degree of healthy vigor 

are not so often seen to-day among the small girls in our public schools 

and passing to and fro upon the streets. The pale cheeks, languid eyes, 

and almost colorless lips which we more often see, indicate weakly 

constitutions and delicate health, and prophesy a short and suffering 

life to many. Various causes are at work to produce this unfortunate 

decline; and while we hope that in the larger share of cases, bad diet, 


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