B ; cda ; impact on pros + other women ; regulated prostitution

when was the royal commission appt to inv effects of acts?
1 of 62
what did they find considerable evidence for?
improvement of conditions for prostitutes in protected areas
2 of 62
what did one lock hospital surgeon allege about medical provisions?
they encouraged infected women to travel voluntarily to protected regions and receive free medical treatment
3 of 62
also claimed that what given to prostitutes on release became valuable assets?
certificates of disease-freeness
4 of 62
prostitutes could use them as?
clearance document guarantee with clients
5 of 62
allowing them to secure?
increased payments
6 of 62
what did CofE clergy report about health and self esteem?
improved while incarcerated and under treatment
7 of 62
what did frequent checks and timely treatment increase?
working life of women
8 of 62
beyond customary?
threeor for years
9 of 62
bc venereal diseases usually brought about
death quicker
10 of 62
what did the royal commission find the most popular aspect of the acts?
reduction of scabies
11 of 62
commonly known as?
"the itch"
12 of 62
what were the physical effects of this?
sleepless nights scratching cuz theres ****** bugs infesting ur skin / corrupted fingers / constant stretching anal and genital regions
13 of 62
which venereal disease caused the most immediate discomfort?
14 of 62
what was good about status of prostitutes under the acts?
15 of 62
if one of what two things happened, women were removed from list?
married / entered full-time employment
16 of 62
acts also reduced hospital admissions for what in army?
17 of 62
in protected areas what % soldiers hospitalised for disease?
18 of 62
and in non protected areas?
19 of 62
however, what must it be remembered about comission interviews?
only interviewed certain ppl
20 of 62
bulk of collected evidence came from which three types of people?
anglican ministers / doctors / military officers
21 of 62
why did they not interview any prostitutes?
not respectable enough
22 of 62
making what harder to determine?
true extent of acts
23 of 62
noticed by some that laws made what more difficult for pros wanting 2 leave profession?
access to reform institutions
24 of 62
for example what group refused to care for women from gov hospitals?
Society for the Rescue of Women and Children
25 of 62
what was also the issue with police implementation?
unenthusiastic about it
26 of 62
what did some ipolice regard reg pros?
unneccessary distraction from preventing serious crimes
27 of 62
worries official intervention had damaged social relations between?
prostitutes and local communities
28 of 62
so prostitutes effectively became?
29 of 62
seems cda improved health for which two groups?
armed forces and prostitutes
30 of 62
however why was extent of improvement limited?
no uckin checks on men
31 of 62
this meant what for disease?
could never be eradicated
32 of 62
prevention of disease was also undermined by lack of?
medical knowledge surrounding it
33 of 62
what were medical authorities condifent they could cure?
gonorrhoea / syphilis
34 of 62
but treatment was?
35 of 62
whatwas the customary cure for syphilis?
36 of 62
through one of which three methods?
pills / vapour baths / ointment
37 of 62
however what could all this only do?
reduce symptoms
38 of 62
what caused scabies?
skin infestatin of mites
39 of 62
could be successfully treated how?
bathing in diluted potassium sulphate which killed infestation
40 of 62
bartley has explained how it was hard to define what at this time?
what a prostitute actually as
41 of 62
how often did most work?
42 of 62
and balanced with?
other jobs
43 of 62
why was threat of mistaken identity very real?
acts' ambiguous definition of 'common prostitute'
44 of 62
what wasn't neccessary for police to arrest?
evidence of exchanging sexual acts for money
45 of 62
reports from which two people were enough for investigation?
brothel keepers / secret informants (As well as simply just ill repute)
46 of 62
from medical perspective were acts successful?
47 of 62
so much so that 1869 act did what?
extend regulation to civilians
48 of 62
however what were concerns outside medical profession?
these acts on women were not beneficial
49 of 62
was there immediate opp to acts?
v little
50 of 62
what did national enforcement suggestions do?
raise public concern
51 of 62
which escalated to?
movement for repeal
52 of 62
which two groups became increasingly active in promo'ing cda extension?
medical men and civil authorities
53 of 62
believed pre-'69 regulation to be beneficial
54 of 62
in 1867 what medical association got involved?
Harveian Society of London
55 of 62
and why did they report further intervention was needed?
to reduce high levels of venereal infection
56 of 62
following report wha twas formed?
Association for Promoting the Extension of the Contagious Diseases Act fo 1866 to the Civilian Population
57 of 62
and campaigned largely through?
medical press
58 of 62
which journal in particualr?
the lancet
59 of 62
what two groups did lot of membership consist of?
churhc of england clergymen and politically liberal doctors
60 of 62
who were two main activists opposed to the acts?
harriet martineau + elizabeth wolstenholme
61 of 62
wht were they becoming angry with?
growing auth effort to interfere in women's personal liberties
62 of 62

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what did one lock hospital surgeon allege about medical provisions?


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also claimed that what given to prostitutes on release became valuable assets?


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