Other sex-education books: Married Love (1931), by Dr. Marie Stopes; Sex Facts for Women (1936), by Richard J. Lambert; and see Miscellaneous topics on this site
Read most of a 1928 Australian edition of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday. Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (1935) - Facts About Menstruation that every Woman should know (1936) - Marjorie May, introductory page, 1935 main page
Read Lynn Peril's series about these and similar booklets! And see the covers of the booklets How shall I tell my daughter?, Growing up and liking it, and Personal Digest; read the whole booklet As One Girl to Another (Kotex, 1940).
Marjorie May, three booklets, 1935 main page
Preparing for Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls) - "Are you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See more ads on the Ads for Teenagers main page
Ads for the Kotex stick tampon (U.S.A., 1970s) - a Japanese stick tampon from the 1970s.
Early commercial tampons - Rely tampon - Meds tampon (Modess)
DIRECTORY of all topics (See also the SEARCH ENGINE, bottom of page.)
CONTRIBUTE to Humor, Words and expressions about menstruation and Would you stop menstruating if you could?
Some MUM site links:
homepage | LIST OF ALL TOPICS | MUM address & What does MUM mean? | e-mail the museum | privacy on this site | who runs this museum?? |
Amazing women! | the art of menstruation | artists (non-menstrual) | asbestos | belts | bidets | founder bio | Bly, Nellie | MUM board | books: menstruation and menopause (and reviews) | cats | company booklets for girls (mostly) directory | contraception and religion | costumes | menstrual cups | cup usage | dispensers | douches, pain, sprays | essay directory | extraction | facts-of-life booklets for girls | famous women in menstrual hygiene ads | FAQ | founder/director biography | gynecological topics by Dr. Soucasaux | humor | huts | links | masturbation | media coverage of MUM | menarche booklets for girls and parents | miscellaneous | museum future | Norwegian menstruation exhibit | odor | olor | pad directory | patent medicine | poetry directory | products, current | puberty booklets for girls and parents | religion | Religión y menstruación | your remedies for menstrual discomfort | menstrual products safety | science | Seguridad de productos para la menstruación | shame | slapping, menstrual | sponges | synchrony | tampon directory | early tampons | teen ads directory | tour of the former museum (video) | underpants & panties directory | videos, films directory | Words and expressions about menstruation | Would you stop menstruating if you could? | What did women do about menstruation in the past? | washable pads
Leer la versión en español de los siguientes temas: Anticoncepción y religión, Breve reseña - Olor - Religión y menstruación - Seguridad de productos para la menstruación.


Safe Counsel /or/ Practical Eugenics

by B. G. Jeffries, M.D., Ph.D., J. L. Nichols, A.M., Ozora S. Davis, Ph.D., and Dr. Emma F. A. Drake (39th edition, 1928, J. L. Nichols & Co., Naperville, Illinois, U.S.A.)

Read the main discussion.

The book holds that the proper function of a healthy, "normal" women is to marry and have children, indicated by the first drawing, below. Many women find pleasure in work and motherhood, but pleasure here is negative. Avoid women carrying tambourines!

Another drawing in the book shows that pets are no substitute for children.

The second drawing is one of several showing two choices, some applying to men, and what happens with each choice. Here, the recommended choice is to have few children and for the husband to stay home and read the paper rather than sneak out, which can lead to his having to care for the children after his wife's death, perhaps caused by childbirth or overwork. The "free clinic" probably provides maternal care and maybe birth control information.

In both columns of the drawing the husband associates with the children only if the woman is not there.

Below: see some of the volume's beautiful pen-and-ink drawings, typical of the time.

SarahAnne Hazlewood generously donated this book to the museum.

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