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This is an auction for ROCKING THE CRADLE: CONTRACEPTION, SEX AND POLITICS IN NEW ZEALAND, by Helen Smyth.

"Rocking the Cradle traces the quest for contraception in New Zealand and explores the connected realms of sex and politics. By 1900 many couples had chosen to have fewer children, but contraceptive methods were limited and often desperate. In the 1930s a group of radical women set out to help people access sex information and contraception. They became the Family Planning Association, and encountered head-on entrenched moral viewpoints and fears about declining population. Often funny, sometimes tragic or bizarre, always controversial, ROCKING THE CRADLE investigates a relatively unexplored aspect of our lives. It offers insight into sexual attitudes, warns against repeating past mistakes, and provides a context for future decisions on sexual and reproductive health issues."

Large format paperback 2000.

253 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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