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The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America

Author: Linda Gordon
Publisher: Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First Illinois paperback edView all editions and formats
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The most complete history of birth control ever written.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Gordon
ISBN: 0252074599 9780252074592
OCLC Number: 83767781
Notes: " ... Substantially rev. and updated ed. of: Woman's body, woman's right : birth control in America (Grossman Publishers,1976; 2d ed. Penguin Books, 1990)."
Description: xiii, 446 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : birth control, the moral property of women --
From folk medicine to prohibition to resistance. The prehistory of birth control --
The criminals --
Prudent sex ; Malthusianism ; Neo-malthusianism ; Perfectionism --
Birth control and women's rights. Voluntary motherhood --
Social purity and eugenics --
Race suicide --
Continence or indulgence --
Birth control and social revolution --
From women's rights to family planning. Professionalization --
Depression --
Planned parenthood --
Birth control becomes public policy --
Birth control in the era of second-wave feminism. Abortion, the mother controversy --
Is nothing simple about reproduction control? --
Conclusion : Birth control and feminism.
Other Titles: History of birth control politics in America
Responsibility: Linda Gordon.

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