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Abortion in England 1900-1967.

Author: Barbara Brookes
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge library editions., Women's history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications for women's maternal role. The book, originally published in 1988, suggests that the inter-war years saw a crucial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Brookes
ISBN: 9781136248740 1136248749
OCLC Number: 823389735
Description: 1 online resource (209 pages).
Contents: Introduction 1. Abortion in the Early Twentieth Century 2. The Abortion Law: Theory and Practice 3. The Medical Profession and Abortion, 1900-1939 4. Women and Abortion Law Reform 5. An Official Investigation: The Birkett Committee 6. Towards Reform, 1939-1967. Conclusion. Appendices
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Women's history.

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Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications for women's maternal role. The book, originally published in 1988, suggests that the inter-war years saw a crucial mapping of boundaries in the debates over abortion. The distinction between methods of fertility control used before and after conception was more sharply drawn. The abortion l.

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