Sunday, July 29, 2012

The History of Contraception

I can't figure out how to embed a handout, so ya'll should go to this website and download it.  Titled "Contraception and Abortion in the Ancient World", created by a MS4C extern, it is an amazing and beautiful history of contraception for the past 4000 years. 

The point of this is to say that contraception is HUMAN.  Just like sex is human.  Just like the need for community and interpersonal relationships are human.  Just like all of us are human.

If you don't believe me, read Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. & Cacilda Jeth√°, M.D.  I'm not all the way through it yet but thus far it has proved to be a total mind trip, causing me to rethink everything I've been taught about what is human nature vs. what is animal instinct.  On the scale of mind-blowing books, it falls along side Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They'd Ask).   If only I could make all of society read these books and then hold room for communal intellectual discourse... it might just be revolutionary!

1 comment:

MS3 said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!