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Matters of choice : Puerto Rican women's struggle for reproductive freedom

Author: Iris Ofelia López
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
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Sterilization remains one of the most popular forms of fertility control in the world, but it has received little acknowledgment for decreasing birthrates on account of its dubious use as a means of population control, especially in developing countries. In Matters of Choice, Iris Lopez presents a comprehensive analysis of the dichotomous views that have portrayed sterilization either as part of a coercive program  Read more...
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López, Iris Ofelia.
Matters of choice.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008000883
(OCoLC)190876165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Ofelia López
ISBN: 9780813546247 0813546249 1281958816 9781281958815
OCLC Number: 311593409
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 184 pages) : genealogical tables
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The globalization of sterilization --
The birth control movement in Puerto Rico --
Gender awareness across generations --
Cultural continuities and urban change --
The Velez family: poverty, the cancer scare, and hysterectomies --
The Robles family: social change and gender struggle --
The Gomez family: under the knife again-reversing la operación --
The Morales and Rivera families: tough love and sterile choices --
Reproductive rights and an integral model of reproductive freedom --
Ideologies and inequities in the health care system --
Toward an integral model of reproductive freedom.
Responsibility: Iris Lopez.

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Presents a comprehensive analysis of the dichotomous views that have portrayed sterilization either as part of a coercive program of population control or as a means of voluntary, even liberating,  Read more...

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