Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


Marie Stopes: Birth Control & Eugenics

Ep. 82

Why would someone disown their son over a pair of glasses? How could an unmarried woman in 1918 have published a book about sexual pleasure? And what is an appropriate gift for a newlywed prince and princess? 

Today, we’re looking at the complicated woman who was Marie Stopes - family planning pioneer on one hand, very problematic eugenicist on the other.

Kate is joined once again by Deborah Cohen to explore Stopes’ life and influence.

*WARNING there are discussions of eugenics, adult words and themes in this episode*

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Sophie Gee.

Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.

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