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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

parents; 7 were abandoned by their husbands; 4 did not agree with 

their guardians; 3 had family quarrels; 2 were compelled to 

prostitute themselves by their husbands, and 1 by her parents 

(_Lancet_, June 28, 1890, p. 1442). 

 

In London, Merrick found that of 16,022 prostitutes who passed 

through his hands during the years he was chaplain at Millbank 

prison, 5061 voluntarily left home or situation for "a life of 

pleasure;" 3363 assigned poverty as the cause; 3154 were 

"seduced" and drifted on to the street; 1636 were betrayed by 

promises of marriage and abandoned by lover and relations. On the 

whole, Merrick states, 4790, or nearly one-third of the whole 

number, may be said to owe the adoption of their career directly 

to men, 11,232 to other causes. He adds that of those pleading 

poverty a large number were indolent and incapable (G.P. Merrick, 

_Work Among the Fallen_, p. 38). 

 

Logan, an English city missionary with an extensive acquaintance 

with prostitutes, divided them into the following groups: (1) 

One-fourth of the girls are servants, especially in public 

houses, beer shops, etc., and thus led into the life; (2) 

one-fourth come from factories, etc.; (3) nearly one-fourth are 

recruited by procuresses who visit country towns, markets, etc.; 

(4) a final group includes, on the one hand, those who are 

induced to become prostitutes by destitution, or indolence, or a 

bad temper, which unfits them for ordinary avocations, and, on 

the other hand, those who have been seduced by a false promise of 

marriage (W. Logan, _The Great Social Evil_, 1871, p. 53). 

 

In America Sanger has reported the results of inquiries made of 

two thousand New York prostitutes as to the causes which induced 

them to take up their avocation: 

 

Destitution 525 

Inclination 513 

Seduced and abandoned 258 

Drink and desire for drink 181 

Ill-treatment by parents, relations, or husbands 164 

As an easy life 124 

Bad company 84 

Persuaded by prostitutes 71 

Too idle to work 29 

Violated 27 

Seduced on emigrant ship 16 

Seduced in emigrant boarding homes 8 

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2,000 

 

(Sanger, _History of Prostitution_, p. 488.) 

 

In America, again, more recently, Professor Woods Hutchinson put 

himself into communication with some thirty representative men in 

various great metropolitan centres, and thus summarizes the 

answers as regards the etiology of prostitution: 

 

Per cent. 

 

Love of display, luxury and idleness 42.1 

Bad family surroundings 23.8 

Seduction in which they were innocent victims 11.3 

Lack of employment 9.4 

Heredity 7.8 

Primary sexual appetite 5.6 

 

(Woods Hutchinson, "The Economics of Prostitution," _American 

Gynaecologic and Obstetric Journal_, September, 1895; _Id., The 


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