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The Long Sexual RevolutionEnglish Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975$
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Hera Cook

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252183

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.001.0001

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‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution

‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution

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(p.318) 15 ‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution
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The Long Sexual Revolution
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0016

This chapter re-analyses existing statistical sources to explain the underlying transformation and disruption of existing ways of living that occurred as a result of the astonishing reduction in risk of pregnancy brought about by the Pill and legal abortion, and the accompanying collapse of restraints on young women's sexual behaviour. It shows that the greater autonomy that female controlled contraception made possible reached directly into the lives of the vast majority of English women. Over 80% of British women of reproductive age since the early 1960s have taken the Pill.

Keywords:   pregnancy, sexual revolution, manual class women, non-manual class, middle-class women, single women, the Pill

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