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Abortion before birth control : the politics of reproduction in postwar Japan

Author: Christiana A E Norgren
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Studies of the East Asian Institute.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study on reproductive rights and the role of civil society asks: Why has postwar Japanese abortion policy been relatively progressive while contraception policy has been relatively conservative?  Read more...

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Norgren, Christiana A.E., 1970-
Abortion before birth control.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00066941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christiana A E Norgren
ISBN: 0691070040 9780691070049 0691070059 9780691070056
OCLC Number: 298104993
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Illustrations ix Preface xi Abbreviations xv CHAPTER ONE: Introduction 3 CHAPTFR TWO: The Politics of interests 12 CHAPTER THREE: For the Good of the Nation: Prewar Abortion and Contraception Policy 22 CHAPTFR FOUR: Japan Legalizes Abortion: The Intersection of National and Professional interests 36 CHAPTER FIVE: The Politics of Abortion: Movements to Revise the Eugenic Protection Law (1952-2000) 53 CHAPTER SIX: Abortion before Birth Control: Japanese Contraception Policy (1945-1960) 83 CHAPTER SEVEN: The Politics of the Pill (1955-2000) 103 CRAPTER EIGHT: Conclusion 133 Appendix 139 Notes 159 Bibliography 217 Index 233
Series Title: Studies of the East Asian Institute.
Responsibility: Tiana Norgren.

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A thorough history of the shifting historical circumstances and the interest-group configurations that have affected birth control policies since World War II. -- Elise K. Tipton American Historical Read more...

 
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