Charles Knowlton, the father of American birth control | Curio

Charles Knowlton, the father of American birth control

18 mins | Apr 10, 2018

Doctor Charles Knowlton was imprisoned for writing about birth-control. His 1832 book, Fruits of Philosophy, also contained the first detailed writing about the female reproductive system ever published in the United States. Amy Sohn writes in JSTOR Daily about the book, the man, his trials, and legacy.

publisher logo

From JSTOR Daily