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The relation between celibacy in women and defective pelvic organs

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      Abstract

      A study of 1,227 women shows that in the early years of life, before the age of thirty-five, there is a relation between defective pelvic organs and celibacy. These defects interfere with marriage during the years when sexual attractiveness is important. Later, they seem to have little effect.
      Pearl has worked out the probability of a women of age x dying single; for ages between fifteen and nineteen it is about 1:10.
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