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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

of which the most serious trouble is occasionally caused. 

 

Parturition.--At the end of the period of development, the young being 

is forcibly expelled from the laboratory of nature in which it has been 

formed. In other words, it is born; and this process is termed 

_parturition_. Though, at first thought, such an act would seem an utter 

impossibility, yet it is a very admirable illustration of nature's 

adaptation of means to ends. During the months of gestation, while the 

uterus has been enlarging to accommodate its daily increasing contents, 

the generative passages have also been increasing in size and becoming 

soft and distensible, so that a seeming impossibility is in due time 

accomplished without physical damage, though possibly not without 

intense suffering. However, it is a most gratifying fact that modern 

medical science may do much to mitigate the pains of childbirth. It 

is possible, by a proper course of preparation for the expected event, 

to greatly lessen the suffering usually undergone; and some ladies 

assert that they have thus avoided real pain altogether. Although the 

curse pronounced upon the feminine part of the race, in consequence 

of the sin of Eve, implies suffering in the parturient act, yet there 

is no doubt that the greater share of the daughters of Eve are, through 

the perverting and degenerating influences of wrong habits and 

especially of modern civilization, compelled to suffer many times more 

than their maternal ancestor. We have sufficient evidence of this in 

the fact that among barbarian women, who are generally less perverted 

physically than civilized women, childbirth is regarded with very 

little apprehension, since it occasions little pain or inconvenience. 

The same is true of many women among the lower laboring classes. In 

short, while it is true that more or less suffering must always 

accompany the parturient act, yet the excessive pain usually attendant 

upon the process is the result of causes which can in many cases be 

removed by proper management beforehand and at the time of confinement. 

 

After being relieved of its contents, the uterus and other organs 

rapidly return to nearly their original size. 

 

Changes in the Child at Birth.--In the system of the child a wonderful 

change occurs at the moment of its expulsion into the outer world. For 

the first time, its lungs are filled with air. For the first time they 

receive the full tide of blood. The whole course of the circulation 

is changed, and an entirely new process begins. It is surprising in 

how short a space of time changes so marvelous can be wrought. 

 

Nursing.--The process of development is not fully complete at birth. 

The young life is not yet prepared to support itself; hence, still 

further provision is necessary for it. It requires prepared food suited 

to its condition. This is provided by the _mammae_, or breasts, of the 

female, which are glands for secreting milk. The fully developed gland 

is peculiar to the female; but a few instances have been known in which 


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