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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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Population Control or ‘Sex on the Rates’? Political Change 1955–1975

Population Control or ‘Sex on the Rates’? Political Change 1955–1975

(p.296) 14 Population Control or ‘Sex on the Rates’? Political Change 1955–1975
The Long Sexual Revolution

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The public debate and legislative changes generated by women's demand for an acceptable female controlled method of contraception resulted in a huge increase in availability of all methods of birth control. This chapter considers the role of population control fears, women's rights, eugenics, and lobbying groups such as the Family Planning Association. The passing of legislation in 1973 to make contraception available to all men and women over the age of sixteen, married and unmarried, from 1975 was a watershed in the history of English sexuality. It occurred in the context of an erosion of deference throughout the society.

Keywords:   population control, women's rights, Family Planning Association, eugenics, legislation, deference

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