|Marriage Suitability and Contraception
|The "eugenic department for mother and child," a department exclusively for marriage counseling was formed in the Institute in 1922-23. Counseling facilities were set up within the department for graphology and genealogical research.
Marriage and sexual counseling was divided into three major areas: marriage suitability examinations, marriage problems (physical and emotional difficulties 3 , infertility), and separation and divorce problems.
The motivation of the counceling physicians sometimes ran totally contrary to the interests of the clients. Whereas the doctors were concerned with the health of the clients and their offspring, clients themselves primarily sought simple and inexpensive means of contraception (Eugenik) 1 2 . While Max Hodann was working at the Institute, up to 90% of all questions asked during sex counseling had to do with contraception. 4 5