He complained in the first series of Prejudices (1919) that the literature on "sex hygiene
," once "timorous," was now spouting titles such as "What Every Child of Ten Should Know." Sex manuals assumed one significant pedagogical error:
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.
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.
health reform, sex hygiene
, radical sex reform, marriage counseling, antivice campaigns, 'fitter family' contests, the child-rearing advice industry, and, eventually, the birth control movement."
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.
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, she noted, "After months of argument, the Board of Education of Orange, N.J., has come to the conclusion that sex hygiene
should be taught in the public schools." (56) She offered no editorial comment regarding this decision, but its mere mention laid the groundwork for her own advocacy of sex education.
The current curriculums have their roots in the fear-based "sex hygiene
" programs that social-purity groups offered early in the twentieth century.
Back at the start of the 20th-century sex education was referred to as 'sex hygiene
' but did not have a place in the classrooms.
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.
"For a decade, this country has hotly debated the where and when and how of teaching sex hygiene
. During this same period, the street has been teaching it at all hours, under all sorts of conditions, to thousands of children regardless of age or sex." Contaminated by illicit knowledge, working-class children had crossed the line into a dangerously precocious.
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.