Family Limitation.
[Birth Control / Women]. Sanger, Margaret H.

Family Limitation.

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Printed in a Union Shop, (n. d.). Circa 1916. 6-1/8" x 4-3/8" (15.5 x 11 cm). 16 pp. Brown stapled wrappers printed in black, one b/w illustration. Light rippling from moisture exposure throughout, occasional minor soil to wrappers and margins.

The "Oakland" edition (or Type F), albeit lacking the stamp of the Oakland-based Workers Bookshop and therefore a possible reissue. Unlike other editions, this one skirts direct mention of abortion, while still providing methods of contraception and early termination of pregnancy. Divided into eight sections: Introduction; A Nurse's Advice to Women; Douches and Their Importance; Vaginal Douche Formulas; The Use of the Condom or "Cots"; The Pessary and the Sponge; Sponges and Cotton Plugs; and Vaginal Suppositories.

"After forty years of 'Com-stockery' ... -- decades during which obscenity laws in the United States prohibited the provision of information on sex education or contraception through the mails -- the publication of Family Limitation was a remarkable act of civil disobedience and the opening volly of the birth control movement in 20th century America." (Hoolihan 3084).

Hoolihan 3085.1; cf. p. 297.

Scarce. OCLC locates two holdings, at Harvard and the University of Rochester.


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