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The surgery of voluntary sterilization or early abortion is intrinsically simpler than the treatment of appendicitis or the forceps delivery of a baby. Yet fertility regulation has diffused less rapidly through society than the means to cure disease and prevent death.
This imbalance has generated an explosion in global population that is difficult to accommodate, and it has contributed to great inequalities in wealth and untold personal misery. Useful insights into current problems can be gained by looking at the history of contraceptive practice.
The aim of this chapter is to document the historical diapause between the acquisition and the application of relevant biologic knowledge to birth control; to analyze the historical factors affecting the delay; and to suggest that early 19th and 20th century attitudes toward contraception in the West are still palpable and cast their shadows over global events in the 21st century.
The Cathar or Albigensian sect celebrated the sacrament shortly before death the perfecti, or heretication, hence the word heretic. The Albigensians were persecuted mercilessly. Among the last remnants of the sect was a group in the Pyrenean village of Montaillou.
Between andthe local bishop, an obsessive man who later became Pope of Avignon, had recorded the confessions of suspected heretics verbatim to uncover incriminating evidence.
The local priest, Pierre Clergue, had a particularly active sex life. I shall be ashamed and lost. Is it the one the cowherds hang over a cauldron of milk in which they have put some rennet to stop the milk from curdling?
Certainly, the sexually active society of Montaillou seemed to have exercised some check on fertility. Perhaps coitus interruptus was used.
Most women had four or five children. Beatrice had four children by her husband but none by Pierre. Some idea of medieval attitudes toward contraception can be obtained from the Penitentials—the religious compilations used by many priests as a framework for their work in the confessional.
Sexual sin exceeded all others in the Penitentials. Noonan 2 has categorized the sexual content of Penitentials from the 6th to 11th centuries.
A nocturnal ejaculation warranted 7 days' fasting, while contraception, fellatio, and anal intercourse attracted penances from 3—15 years.
Religious records are supplemented by civil cases from 14th and 15th century Venice. Men guilty of homosexual anal intercourse were being burned alive between the Columns of Justice in St.
But anal intercourse in marriage was also sometimes prosecuted with exile for a few years. Ruggiero 3 concluded anal intercourse was a form of birth control that was practiced by some people at every social level, from nobility to humble fishermen.
In the Penitentials, the punishment for abortion was sometimes less than that for contraception and was similar to that for coitus interruptus, although St.
Juliet's courtship at age 14 was in no way representative of the life of 16th century European peasants. The work of historical demographers shows that the mean age of marriage in 16th century England was in the 20s and sometimes in the late 20s, particularly among the poor.
In the village of Colyton, Devon, where English parish records have been most meticulously assembled, the mean age of marriage for women for the years — was 27; for the years —, the age rose to Late marriage was more common among poor peasants than rich aristocrats. Illegitimacy was unusual and, in some communities, exceptionally rare.
Quaife 5 has analyzed depositions presented to the civil and ecclesiastical courts in Somerset, England, for the years — related to paternity suits, adultery, and prostitution. In one Somerset village in the 16th century, four fifths of the women aged 20—24 years were unmarried or widowed, and half those aged 25—29 years were not living in a marital union.
Yet, only one in unplanned pregnancies was to girls aged 17 or younger. The average age of unmarried women involved in court cases relating to paternity and seduction never fell below The record of baptism of illegitimate children although it may be incomplete also attests to a chaste society with a late sexual debut.
The ratio of illegitimate births to births in wedlock fell to an all-time low of 0. It was a continent but pragmatic society, and a promise of marriage was often a justification for intercourse.
Within marriage, there can be little doubt that coitus interruptus and induced abortion were known methods of fertility control throughout the Middle Ages. It is possible to show age-specific fertility differences by social group in the 17th century, which is powerful evidence of voluntary fertility control, although there is no way of apportioning the relative role that coitus interruptus, abortion, and abstinence may have played in achieving this end.
Some couples managed to delay the first conception within marriage and few babies were born in the months of July and August, when the heaviest harvest labor took place.
Aristocrats, as well as peasants, needed to control their fertility. Have someone sleep in your room. Continue this nice custom of sleeping separately, and restore yourself.UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family – and especially children and young people.
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