1935 January 5

Customs Admits Some Birth Control Material, Bans Others


U.S. Customs authorities on this day admitted two birth control books but refused to admit nine other books and magazines. There appeared to be no logic to the distinctions authorities made between the different publications.

The books admitted included The Rhythm of Sterility and Fertility in Women and What is Constructive Birth Control. Excluded material included Biological and Medical Aspects of Contraception, Therapeutic Contraception, and several issues of Birth Control News.

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