Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960 - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Kate Fisher


The early 20th century witnessed a revolution in contraceptive behaviour as the large Victorian family disappeared. This book offers a new perspective on the gender relations, sexual attitudes, and contraceptive practices that accompanied the emergence of the smaller family in modern Britain. It draws on a range of first-hand evidence, including over 190 oral history interviews, in which individuals born between 1900 and 1930 described their marriages and sexual relationships. It challenges many of the key conditions envisaged by demographers and historians as necessary for any significant red ... More

Keywords: contraception, gender, sexual attitudes, sexual relationships, oral history, abortion, family planning, fertility decline, demography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267361
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Fisher, author
Lecturer in History, University of Exeter
Author Webpage