became secretary of the Malthusian League
(a new version of Bradlaugh
's 1860s league), which sought legal reform to end prosecution for public discussion of population issues and birth control.
Taylor, Anne. Annie Besant: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Jane Hume Clapperton
supported the Legitimation League
, a society that advocated the equal treatment of illegitimate children and championed freedom in sexual relations, and the Malthusian League
, which campaigned for preventative checks, or the...
The Malthusian, advocating birth control, began monthly publication in London.
In London, the Malthusian League
published a pamphlet, Hygienic Methods of Family Limitation, for distribution among the working classes: it advocated withdrawal, douching and condoms as birth control methods.