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PSYC 172 - LEC 2 - THURS

PSYC 172 - LEC 2 - THURS - LECTUREWEEK1THUR SexandFertility...

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LECTURE 2 – 8/6/09 – WEEK 1 THUR - Sex and Fertility o Not a very close association in humans Choice of sexual activities Birth control Abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth o Attempts to control fertility are not new Ancient & medieval times Middle Ages United States - Ancient Times o Used to avoid and terminate pregnancy o Silfia (plant) used heavily by ancient Greeks, considered more expensive than silver because of how  effective it was o So Roman physicians should drink juice with silfia once a month since prevents conception and  destroys anything in existing - Middle Ages o Changing perspectives on sex Sex considered a procreative act Pleasures of the flesh considered improper or even evil Rise of Christianity and rise of religions that influence with rules or tenants about sexuality (strict   loose) o Own feelings of loss of self control, conscious control, of the feelings they had that might have been  scary to them… relationships, etc.
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