Contraception: A Concise History traces the history of contraceptive methods from the opening of the first public women’s contraceptive clinic in 1882 to the present.
Author: Donna Drucker
“Clinical Demonstration by Two Expert Intellectuals”: Robert Latou Dickinson’s Representations of Sexual Intercourse
Dickinson’s representations of sexual encounters show the possibilities of gathering sex research data with live couples
Technological Perspectives on Pregnancy, Birth (Control), and Fertility
Increasing interest in gender- and sex-related content at the Society for the History of Technology meeting.
The Cervical Cap in the Feminist Women’s Health Movement, 1976–1988
The late 1970s and early 1980s was the historical peak of interest in the cervical cap in the United States.
Through the Eyes of the Establishment: Student Sexuality and the Dean of Women’s Office at Purdue University
In the early 1960s, Purdue created an atmosphere that increased female students’ freedom, but only provided piecemeal sex education and counseling.
Astrological Birth Control: Fertility Awareness and the Politics of Non-Hormonal Contraception
In the late 1960s, there was a ready audience for astrological birth control, a repackaged concept that now emerged as a fertility management option.
Masters of Sex: Race, Racism and Responses to Masters and Johnson
Conversations about how sexual scientists in the past perceived racial and sexual similarities and differences.