[n.p., n.d., ca. 1929]. Illustrated on recto with a chart showing the menstrual cycle and the phases of the moon. Also with a chart showing the “Famous Hollywood 18-Day Diet Menu.” Diagrams of reproductive anatomy on verso. Strip of toning along one edge. A very good copy. Sheet of buff paper. Single sheet (25 ” x 8 ”) folded into sixths. Item #17326
As the science of birth control progressed in the first half of the twentieth century, anxieties arose over the safety of condoms, spermicides, and other birth control methods deemed unnatural. The belief was that these “unnatural” methods would not just damage the body but also the mind, the emotions, and the intimacy between partners who used birth control. The lunar method of birth control described here would have been seen as a natural alternative, as it was achieved by only having sex during certain times in a woman’s menstrual cycle. The lunar method also purports to be able to control the gender of a baby: babies conceived during waxing moons would be boys, while those conceived during waning moons would be girls.
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