St Paul, Minn. A quick glance at the title might lead one to classify this book as a sexology text, which it is not. Rather, it is a fascinating, poignantly sad biography of a remarkable woman, who was born into an upper middle-class family in and raised and educated in the Boston area. Until this book, Mary Ware Dennett's life story had been acknowledged by little more than footnotes in women's histories. Access to Dennett's archives was recently granted to Constance Chen, a year-old Harvard medical student.
The Sex Side of Life: Mary Ware Dennett's Pioneering Battle for Birth Control and Sex Education
The Sex Side of Life () by Mary Ware Dennett | The Embryo Project Encyclopedia
The publication of Constance M. In her battle to make birth control information accessible to all, Dennett tangled both with reluctant Congressmen and Margaret Sanger. She was brought to trial in a landmark censorship case surrounding the sex education pamphlet "The Sex Side of Life," which she wrote for her sons. At a time when family planning information and Draconian communication laws are at the center of national debates, this biography is as timely and important as ever. The New Press is a nonprofit public-interest book publisher.
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Skip navigation. Mary Ware Dennett, an activist in the US for birth control and sex education in the early twentieth century, wrote an educational pamphlet in called The Sex Side of Life , and it was published in The pamphlet defined the functions of the sex organs, emphasized the role of love and pleasure in sex, and described other sexual processes of the body not usually discussed openly.