By the last edition the text should have been revised. For example the birth control pill is not mentioned in Chapter IX - "Birth Control". After warning about the use of birth control leading to "race suicide", the chapter ends with:
"Therefore, if we have gone to the extent of describing birth control methods, at the same time we seriously warn against the dangers of this two-edged sword. Reliance on the instinctive love for children, the intelligence and moral fibre of our readers gives us the justification for this chapter. We do not doubt that those who practice birth control will abide by their duty to mankind."
This sort of pandering to organized religion (i.e.: Catholicism) might have been needed in the early forties but I wonder how it sounded to the reader of 1962.
The covers never changed. Below are the covers from the July 1962 8th printing. The "climacteric" (I've never heard this term) referred to on the cover is menopause.
Harlequin 161 back