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WHAT BIRTH CONTROL IS, AND IS NOT

The student of the progress of human affairs, or even the average person whose knowledge of the doings of mankind is derived from a hasty and casual reading of the daily newspapers and the popular magazines, cannot plead ignorance of the growing interest in the general subject which is embraced within the content of the term “Birth Control.” But while the general meaning of the term is... »

THE DETERMINATION OF SEX

THE DETERMINATION OF SEX

The term “The Determination of Sex” is employed in two general senses in scientific circles. The first usage is that of the biologist, and it includes within its scope merely the discovery and understanding of the causes which determine whether the embryo shall develop into a male or into a female. In the discussion of the subject from this standpoint there is but little, if any, atten... »

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EUGENICS AND CHARACTER

The rapidly growing interest in Eugenics, and the scientific consideration of the world-wide decline in the birth-rate have drawn attention to the study of the eugenic factors which determine the production of high ability in offspring. Many distinguished investigators have conducted long and exhaustive investigations for the purpose of ascertaining and summarizing all possible biological data con... »

PRE-NATAL INFLUENCES

PRE-NATAL INFLUENCES

The term “Pre-Natal” of course means “before birth,” and Pre-Natal Influences are those influences exerted upon the child before its birth into the world. The students of Eugenics are vitally interested in the subject of Pre-Natal Influences, as they recognize that therein is to be found the secret of much which will work along the line of “better offspring,” an... »

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GESTATION OR PREGNANCY

Gestation is “the act of carrying young in the Uterus, from the time of conception to that of parturition.” Conception occurs at the moment of the impregnation of the ovum; parturition is the act of delivery, or childbirth. Pregnancy is “the state of being with child.” The terms “period of gestation,” and “period of pregnancy,” respectively, are empl... »

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ANATOMY OF THE FEMALE SEX ORGANISM

Every woman should be given plain, practical, sane, sensible instruction concerning the sex organism of woman, its functions, its laws, its use, and its abuse. This important feature of the physical organism plays an all powerful part in the life of every woman, and particularly in the life of the married woman. It is nature’s mechanism for the reproduction of the race. Every child that is b... »

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MORAL AND RELIGIOUS TRAINING OF THE YOUTH

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS TRAINING Dangers of muscular degeneration and overstimulus of brain—Difficulties in teaching morals—Methods in Europe—Obedience to commands—Good habits should be mechanized—Value of scolding—How to flog aright—Its dangers—Moral precepts and proverbs—Habituation—Training will through intellect—Examinations—Concentration—Originality—Froebel and the naive—First ideas of God—Consci... »

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THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS

THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS Equal opportunities of higher education now open—Brings new dangers to women—Ineradicable sex differences begin at puberty, when the sexes should and do diverge—Different interests—Sex tension—Girls more mature than boys at the same age—Radical psychic and physiological differences between the sexes—The bachelor women—Needed reconstruction—Food—Sleep—Regimen—Manners—Religion... »

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YOUTH INTELLECTUAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL WORK

INTELLECTUAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL WORK The general change and plasticity at puberty—English teaching—Causes of its failure: (1) too much time to other languages, (2) subordination of literary content to form, (3) too early stress on eye and hand instead of ear and mouth, (4) excessive use of concrete words—Children’s interest in words—Their favorites—Slang—Story telling—Age of reading crazes... »

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THE GROWTH OF YOUTH SOCIAL IDEALS

THE GROWTH OF SOCIAL IDEALS Change from childish to adult friends—Influence of favorite teachers—What children wish or plan to do or be—Property and the money sense—Social judgments—The only child—First social organizations—Student life—Associations for youth, controlled by adults. In a few aspects we are already able to trace the normal psychic outgrowing of the home of childhood as its interests... »