See the complete 1969 edition of How
Shall I Tell My Daughter? (Modess pads and tampons).
Puberty booklets for girls and/or
their parents and/or boys.
Lynn Peril's article about such booklets.
MENSTRUATION, PUBERTY, SEX EDUCATION
What a Young Woman Ought to Know,
Self and Sex series, 1913, U.K.
Mrs. Mary Wood-Allen, M.D.
Early advice books can be charming and this one certainly is. Part of
the charm comes from a tenderness for the intended readers; other charm
comes from explanations long discredited. More recent medicine has greatly
complicated the picture - but her advice to use menstrual
suspenders must be based on something she's familiar with.
I trimmed of the margins of the pages to save space.
I thank very much the contributor from Washington, D.C., for the
Below: I combined and trimmed the margins
of many of the pages before the main text.
The author is National Superintendent of the Purity Department [!] of Woman's Christian Temperance
which sounds as formidable as she looks.
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