Birth Control News
Doughan calls The Birth Control News “thin and propagandist, but nevertheless the authentic voice of Marie Stopes, and hence essential reading.” Indeed, the periodical is highly biased in favour of a use of birth control to control populations and the size of families. She especially advocates to decrease the birth rates among the lower classes by sharing contraceptive techniques that Dr. Stopes claimed were already well-known among the upper class.
The periodical also offers a stark reminder of Stopes's enthusastic support of eugenics and the Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress, which she founded. Particularly problematic are the articles that discuss "the unfit" and "defective" members of British society, which primarily encompasses the lower classes, the undereducated, and the unexmployed.