Medicine: The Facts of Sociology

How much do mothers know about sex? Manhattan Sociologist Jacob A. Goldberg, gathering research for a pamphlet to help parents answer their children's embarrassing questions, turned up some embarrassing facts of his own:

¶ Several women, while aware that they possessed two ovaries, thought that one was for boys, the other for girls, contemplated having the girl-forming ovary removed so that they would bear only sons.

¶ Two pregnant sisters tremblingly entered a hospital, both certain that having a baby meant submitting to a major abdominal operation.

¶ To many mothers, their sons' puberty is still an insoluble riddle.


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