Conception Control and Its Effects
on the Individual and the Nation
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CONCEPTION CONTROL AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE INDIVIDUAL
AND THE NATION
Conception Control and Its Effects on the Individual and the Nation
FLORENCE E. BARRETT, C.B.E., M.D., M.S., B.Sc.
Consulting Obstetric and Gynæcological Surgeon to the Royal Free
Hospital. President of the Federation of Medical Women.
With a Foreword by His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury.
This small book has been written in response to many requests for some
statement regarding the individual and national effects of the widespread
practice of conception control.
It is not intended to give medical advice on the subject for, in my judgment,
that is best given to the individual by his or her medical adviser, and will
vary in different circumstances.
The question as to whether control of conception shall or shall not be
practised is a decision ethical and not medical in character when husband
and wife are healthy, and in the last resort will be decided by the individual
pair for themselves; but they will be wise to discuss the question with their
medical attendant in order to realise all that is involved in their decision.
Space forbids anything like a full discussion of