English methods of birth control
1915 1915 1910s 18 pages 7. So long as child slaves toil in mill and factory. 8. So long as the wage system exists, for it dictates in what locality you shall live, and what you may give of the things of life to your children. 9. So long as there is a class war and the workers must fight for their e...
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7. So long as child slaves toil in mill and factory. 8. So long as the wage system exists, for it dictates in what locality you shall live, and what you may give of the things of life to your children. 9. So long as there is a class war and the workers must fight for their economic emancipation. Working women should not produce children who will become slaves to feed, fight, and toil for the enemy — Capitalism. So long as that fight is on, the woman's place is on the battlefield with her class brothers. Neither should be burdened or hampered in this light with the care of children. HOW CONCEPTION TAKES PLACE. It is important that every adult should know and clearly understand what conception means and how it takes place. In one of the chapters in my little book, "What Every Girl Should Know," I show the action of the cells and explain how the sexual impulse in both boys and girls leads up to conception. Here I shall go only briefly into the subject to give a general idea of what actually occurs. In every woman's ovaries there are embedded millions of ovules or eggs. They are there in every female at birth, and as the girl grows into womanhood these ovules or eggs develop also. At a certain period or age, the ripest ovule leaves the nest or ovary and comes on down the tubes into the womb, and passes out of the body. When this takes place, it is said the girl is at the age of puberty, for the ovule is now ready for fertilisation (or conception) by the male sperm. About the same time that the ovule is ripening or developing, the womb is preparing to receive the fertilised ovum by a reinforced blood supply brought to its lining, to which the ovum will cling and gather its nourishment after fertilisation takes place. If fertilisation or conception does not take place, then the ovum passes on out of the body, and the uterus throws off its