The Politics of Celibacy

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By | Early Medicine

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussed the topic “Why do people choose to become celibate?” this week. The Wellcome Library’s Senior Archivist Dr Lesley Hall offered historical context to the question, discussing both self-determined celibacy in the tradition of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata as well as enforced celibacy throughout the ages.

The programme is available to UK audiences via iPlayer for a week after the broadcast date (21 August)

Phoebe Harkins

Phoebe Harkins is Library Communications Co-ordinator at the Wellcome Library.

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