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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

if not beneficial. But it is also denied by many who consider 

that, under some circumstances, sexual intercourse would do good. 

 

Moll has especially, and on many occasions, discussed the duty of 

the physician in relation to the question of advising sexual 

intercourse outside marriage (e.g., in his comprehensive work, 

_Aerztliche Ethik_, 1902; also _Zeitschrift fuer Aerztliche 

Fortbildung_, 1905, Nos. 12-15; _Mutterschutz_, 1905, Heft 3; 

_Geschlecht und Gesellschaft_, vol. ii, Heft 8). At the outset 

Moll had been disposed to assert the right of the physician to 

recommend sexual intercourse under some circumstances; "so long 

as marriage is unduly delayed and sexual intercourse outside 

marriage exists," he wrote (_Die Contraere Sexualempfindung_, 

second edition, p. 287), "so long, I think, we may use such 

intercourse therapeutically, provided that the rights of no third 

person (husband or wife) are injured." In all his later writings, 

however, Moll ranges himself clearly and decisively on the 

opposite side. He considers that the physician has no right to 

overlook the possible results of his advice in inflicting 

venereal disease, or, in the case of a woman, pregnancy, on his 

patient, and he believes that these serious results are far more 

likely to happen than is always admitted by those who defend the 

legitimacy of such advice. Nor will Moll admit that the physician 

is entitled to overlook the moral aspects of the question. A 

physician may know that a poor man could obtain many things good 

for his health by stealing, but he cannot advise him to steal. 

Moll takes the case of a Catholic priest who is suffering from 

neurasthenia due to sexual abstinence. Even although the 

physician feels certain that the priest may be able to avoid all 

the risks of disease as well as of publicity, he is not entitled 

to urge him to sexual intercourse. He has to remember that in 

thus causing a priest to break his vows of chastity he may induce 

a mental conflict and a bitter remorse which may lead to the 

worst results, even on his patient's physical health. Similar 

results, Moll remarks, may follow such advice when given to a 

married man or woman, to say nothing of possible divorce 

proceedings and accompanying evils. 


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