G.K. Chesterton said it shouldn't be
called birth control, because there is no birth, and no control.
He preferred the more precise birth prevention.
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From: "Carrol Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: Eliot on birth control (was: Off topic and off color)
> Condoms were primarily used, I suspect, not for birth control but to
> protect against venerela disease -- men would not have cared whether a
> prostitute became pregnant. Boswell speaks in one o fhis journals of
> getting treatment for the clap. (It was pretty horrifying.)