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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
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CHAPTER-5-6
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CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

miscarriage is syphilis. And when a woman has had two or three or four 

or more miscarriages in succession we generally assume the cause to be 

syphilis, and in most cases the assumption will be correct. 

 

When an abortion is performed by an experienced physician, with the 

observance of the utmost cleanliness (asepsis and antisepsis), then 

the abortion is accompanied with very little or no danger; but when 

performed carelessly, by incompetent, non-conscientious physicians and 

midwives, the operation is fraught with great danger to the patient's 

health or to her very life. And abortion is a great cause of premature 

death and chronic invalidism among women. And as long as the people 

will remain ignorant of the proper means of regulating their 

offspring, so long will abortion thrive. 

 

While I recognize that there are cases in which the performance of an 

abortion is perfectly justifiable from a moral standpoint, for 

instance in cases of rape or where the mother is unmarried, 

nevertheless abortion must be recognized as an evil, a necessary evil 

now and then, but an evil, nevertheless. It is never to be undertaken 

lightly, or to be considered in a frivolous spirit; and it is the duty 

of all serious-minded and humanitarian men and women to do everything 

in their power to remove those conditions which make abortion 

necessary and unavoidable. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN 

 

PRENATAL CARE 

 

Meaning of the Term--Misleading Information by Quasi-Scientists-- 

Exaggerated Ideas Regarding Prenatal Care--Nervous Connection 

Between Mother and Child--Cases Under Author's Observation--Effects 

on Offspring--Advice to Pregnant Women--Germ-plasm of Chronic 

Alcoholic--A Glass of Wine and the Spermatozoa--False Statements-- 

Cases of Violence and Accidents During Pregnancy. 

 

 

By prenatal care we understand the care taken during pregnancy before 

the child is born. Used in a wider sense the term includes the care 

which both parents should take of themselves even before the child is 

conceived. 

 

Of course the father and the mother should be in the best possible 

physical and mental condition during the time of conception and even 

before conception, and the mother should take the very best care of 

herself--she should be in good health and as calm a spirit as possible 

during the entire period of gestation. For the general health and 

condition of the mother does influence the child. 

 

And still I feel impelled to say something which may meet with violent 

opposition in some quarters. The trouble is, there are too many 

half-baked scientists in our midst. They spread misleading information 

and the public at large is too apt to take every statement that has a 

quasi-scientific seal for something absolute, for something positive, 


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