Venereal diseases

Scope and Content

The Association for Moral and Social Hygiene campaigned against compulsory notification or treatment of venereal disease believing that such methods could not reduce the number of new infections. The Association advocated for voluntary and confidential treatment.

Consists of papers and publications relating to:

- workhouses and their difficulties

- campaigns to withdraw Defence of the Realm Act Regulation 40D (in force from 26 Mar 1918) and Defence of the Realm Act Regulation 33B (in force from Nov 1942 until Dec 1947)

- National Council for Combatting Venereal Disease

- measures to introduce compulsory detention of those with venereal diseases

- statistics of patients with venereal disease

- medical examination of women prisoners to determine whether they have venereal diseases

- legislation and administration of venereal disease in Australia and New Zealand and in United States and Canada

- HIV and AIDS

- cervical cancer