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'Wise Parenthood' by Marie Stopes, London, England, 1922

‘Wise Parenthood, The Treatise on Birth Control for Married People’ was written by Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958). Stopes was a birth control pioneer. She founded the first of her birth control clinics in Holloway, North London in 1921. ‘Wise Parenthood’ was advertised as a practical sequel to Stopes’ previous book, ‘Married Love’. It was published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons Limited of London. It was so popular it ran to ten editions. This one was published in 1922. Many thought her writings on birth control were scandalous.

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A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. Usually continuous printing or writing.

Glossary: contraception

The use of methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from sex.