Query from Kathy Miller-Dillon firstname.lastname@example.org 11 Oct 1999
I am working with a student who is doing research for a paper on 19th Century birth control (the social, medical, and of course, gender implications. Can anyone help us find articles, tracts, papers, letters, etc., written about birth control BY WOMEN (for women) during the 19th century. Thank you.
US or UK?
Brodie, Janet Farrell _Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth Century America_
Bland, Lucy _Banishing the Beast: English Feminism and Sexual Morality, 1880-1914_
Check Annie Besant, Jane Clapperton, Lady Florence Dixie, Dr. Alice Vickery, the Banks
Szreter, Simon _Fertility, Class and Gender_
A bibliography of birth control/eugenics scholarship can be found at http://wellcome.ac.uk/library/ under Collections>Special Collections>Contemporary Medical Archives Centre
Check the work of Dutch feminist Dr. Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929)
McLaren, Angus _Birth Control in Nineteenth-Century England_ His footnotes will point the student to primary sources.
Fallaci, Oriana _Letter to a Child Never Born_ (Rizzoli Editore, 1975)
Robinson, Dr. William J. _Birth Control or The Limitation of Offspring_ (Eugenics Pub. Co., Inc., New York
I'm sorry I don't have more writing by women to cite for you.