- 一般社団法人 日本家政学会
- 日本家政学会誌 (ISSN:09135227)
- vol.61, no.5, pp.265-275, 2010-05-15 (Released:2013-02-19)
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the reality of birth control in marriages and explicate the meanings and the images given to married couples and families through an analysis of the description of birth control mainly in the 1920's. Therefore this paper examines articles in two female magazines; “Fujin-koron" and “Syufu-no-tomo" 1916 to 1930.The discussion is developed as follows: 1.In the 1920's both sexual control by men and birth control in the family had emerged as social issues. 2. Husbands as well as wives were involved in birth control. Husbands' initiative in birth control was induced by sexualization within marriage. 3.People from the new middle class had an image of a blissful married life and they had actually created intimate relationships by conversing openly about birth control. This leads to the conclusion that the willingness to accept birth control is an important factor in promoting the emotionalization of families.