PRIVATE AND PERSONAL by Grace Naismith

PRIVATE AND PERSONAL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With an introduction by John C. Rock, this is a ""very"" personal book for women ""about being a woman"" and once you get past the rather emotive, confidential intimacy of the approach, it is quite satisfactory in its coverage and safe in the recommendations, moral and medical. Mrs. Naismith says ""no"" to premarital sex (while admitting its prevalence and ""NO"" to abortion at any time; she writes fully about marital sex and compatibility, contraception, veneral disease, sterilization, and feminine hygiene all the way from menstruation to childbirth. She writes for the older woman as well as the young girl, the ""sexability"" of the middle and late years, and against the indiscriminate use of hormones (""downright dangerous""?). She's a professional writer for a good many popular publications and the Reader's Digest, and she fills in what every woman doesn't know.

Pub Date: March 2nd, 1965
Publisher: McKay