ALSE YOUNG (sometimes cited as ACHSAH YOUNG or ALICE YOUNG) died (b. 1600); Another victim of Leviticus, Alse Young was from Windsor, Connecticut, and was the first person in the records executed for witchcraft in the thirteen American colonies.

Witch hunts are seen as an attempt to eliminate female midwifery skills and as a historical explanation why modern gynecology – surprisingly enough – came to be practiced almost exclusively by males in state run hospitals. In this view, the witch hunts began a process of criminalization of birth control that eventually lead to an enormous increase in birth rates that are described as the “population explosion”” of early modern Europe.