The World: The Casanova Controversy

NINE months ago, Britain's 16-member Health Education Council launched a drive against unwanted pregnancies by distributing a controversial poster showing a melancholy male with one hand resting on his bulging abdomen. The caption read: WOULD YOU BE MORE CAREFUL IF IT WAS YOU THAT GOT PREGNANT? Now the Council has outdone itself. On the cover of 200,000 pamphlets that will be distributed to British high school and college students and local medical clinics later this month is a posed reconstruction of a 200-year-old engraving of Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, the 18th century courtier whose name is a byword for sexual adventurism. It...

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