During the years leading up to the start of World War I, several other major public health issues emerged into prominence in Canada that had a strong social dimension, particularly growing medical concerns about the impact of the "hidden plague" of venereal disease and the need for programs of sex hygiene education for school children and their parents.
The Public Health Journal 1912;3:164; Education in Sex Hygiene and Prophylaxis.
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From its beginnings in the 1930s as the Sex Hygiene
and Birth Regulation Society, FPA has grown into a nationwide service, employing 80 nurses and 40 doctors, many part-time workers raising families.
Women would be too embarrassed to watch a sex hygiene film in the company of men, so he would have two women's-only screenings per day, one at 2 and one at 7.
The sex hygiene film contributed greatly to the notorious Production Code that would muzzle Hollywood studios for decades to come.
In his later book, Sex Hygiene
for the Male (1912) Lydston stated: "Circumcision promotes cleanliness, prevents disease, and by reducing over-sensitiveness of the parts tends to relieve sexual irritability, thus correcting any tendency .
In 1912 sex hygiene
became sex education, but in the classroom, the unmentionable became at least alluded to; the gentler side of nature providing teachers with an acceptable euphemism.
Galton advocated the distribution of information to the public for the sake of racial welfare, which included providing instruction to the masses on the laws of heredity and on the facts about sex hygiene, venereal disease, pregnancy, and child care so that people would know the consequences their actions had for their offspring.
On the one hand, women could not correctly perform eugenic ideology without proper instruction on sex and sex hygiene, but distribution of this information threatened to induce a serious case of stage fright.
For a decade, this country has hotly debated the where and when and how of teaching sex hygiene
A year later, in 1913, Rockefeller brokered a merger of the AVA with the American Federation for Sex Hygiene
to form the American Social Hygiene Association, which had its headquarters in New York City.