4 MAY 1923, Page 11

It is not only in Great Britain that problems of

birth control are forcing themselves on public attention. Stead's Review, Professor Meredith Atkinson's interesting fortnightly magazine published in Melbourne, records the recent banning by the New Zealand authorities of a work entitled Safe Marriage, by Mrs. Homibrook (Miss Ettie Rout), a well-known New Zealander. The book has been classed as "indecent literature" under the Customs Act of 1913, although, according to this authority, "it is merely a treatise that deals with marriage in a way similar to that of Dr. Marie Stopes, whose works are sold throughout the Dominion."