Marie Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control. She was the wife of Humphrey Verdon Roe, with whom she founded the first birth control clinic in Britain. Stopes edited the newsletter Birth Control News which gave explicit practical advice. Her sex manual Married Love, which she... more »
''Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.''Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958), British scientist, pioneer of birth control. Married Love, ch. 10 (1918).
''An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.''Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958), British scientist, pioneer of birth control. Married Love, ch. 5 (1918).