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Historical Events that influenced Sexuality today

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Historical Events that influenced Sexuality today
"Studying human sexuality is important to obtain accurate sexual knowledge, clarify personal values, improve sexual decision making, understand the relationship between human sexuality and personal well-being, and explore how the varied dimensions of human sexuality influence one's sexuality" (Greenberg, et al., 2014, p. 26).
1876
The first vulcanized rubber condom was displayed at the Philadelphia World's Fair. (Greenberg 12)
1938
Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues were at the forefront of using scientific methodology to study human sexuality. Hi research, begun in 1938, was revolutionary in that it covered a wide range of sexual activities and applied statistical methods to sexuality research. (Greenberg 42)
1960
The introduction of the first contraceptive pill was introduced as a reliable and relatively safe form of contraception for married couples.

1973
The U.S. Supreme Court in its famous Roe v. Wade decision legalized a woman's right to decide to terminate her pregnancy before the fetus could survive independently of the woman's body.
1677 &1875
1677 was the first time sperm was looked at under a magnifying glass.

In 1875 it was discovered that sperm combines with the egg to create a baby.
1960's
William Masters and Virginia Johnson's work on human sexual response greatly contributed to our knowledge of how we function sexually and how and why we sometimes do not function.
Historical Events that influenced Sexuality today
By Joseph N. Dixon
CHFD 220
Professor Ashley Martucci

Sources:
Greenberg, Jerrold S.. Clint Bruess, Sara Oswalt. Eloring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality, 5th Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 01/2013. VitalBook file.
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