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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

Congress of Hygiene in 1900, but it cannot be practically carried out 

except by the cooeperation of the whole community. For it is not enough to 

say that a woman ought to rest during pregnancy; it is the business of the 

community to ensure that that rest is duly secured. The woman herself, and 

her employer, we may be certain, will do their best to cheat the 

community, but it is the community which suffers, both economically and 

morally, when a woman casts her inferior children into the world, and in 

its own interests the community is forced to control both employer and 

employed. We can no longer allow it to be said, in Bouchacourt's words, 

that "to-day the dregs of the human species--the blind, the deaf-mute, the 

degenerate, the nervous, the vicious, the idiotic, the imbecile, the 

cretins and epileptics--are better protected than pregnant women."[5] 

 

Pinard, who must always be honored as one of the founders of 

eugenics, has, together with his pupils, done much to prepare the 

way for the acceptance of this simple but important principle by 

making clear the grounds on which it is based. From prolonged 

observations on the pregnant women of all classes Pinard has 

shown conclusively that women who rest during pregnancy have 

finer children than women who do not rest. Apart from the more 

general evils of work during pregnancy, Pinard found that during 

the later months it had a tendency to press the uterus down into 

the pelvis, and so cause the premature birth of undeveloped 

children, while labor was rendered more difficult and dangerous 

(see, e.g., Pinard, _Gazette des Hopitaux_, Nov. 28, 1895, Id., 

_Annales de Gynecologie_, Aug., 1898). 

 

 

 


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