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Population policy & women's rights : transforming reproductive choice

Author: Ruth Dixon-Mueller
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a forceful argument for a more responsive approach to fertility limitation in developing countries--one that builds on women's concerns about their survival and security and strengthens women's rights. Ruth Dixon-Mueller reviews the history of the debate between feminists and the birth control movement, examines the forces affecting U.S. population policy on the domestic and international fronts, and  Read more...
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Dixon-Mueller, Ruth.
Population policy & women's rights.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993
(OCoLC)607896187
Online version:
Dixon-Mueller, Ruth.
Population policy & women's rights.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993
(OCoLC)622756253
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Dixon-Mueller
ISBN: 0275945049 9780275945046 0275946118 9780275946111
OCLC Number: 26353615
Description: xiii, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. Women's Rights as Human Rights. Ch. 1. Human Rights, Women's Rights, and Reproductive Freedom: The Evolution of Ideas --
Pt. 2. The Politics of Feminism and Birth Control / Population Control. Ch. 2. "Population Controllers" and the Feminist Critique. Ch. 3. The Elusive "Woman Question" in United States International Population Policy. Ch. 4. Population Policy and Women's Political Action in Three Developing Countries / Ruth Dixon-Mueller and Adrienne Germain --
Pt. 3. Women's Rights, Women's Lives. Ch. 5. Women's Rights and Reproductive Choice: Rethinking the Connections. Ch. 6. Objective and Subjective Dimensions of the Right to Health. Ch. 7. Unnecessary Danger: Abortion and Women's Health in Developing Countries --
Pt. 4. Toward a Feminist Population Policy. Ch. 8. Women's Rights and Reproductive Health: A Policy Agenda --
App. A: U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. App. B: Selected Demographic Indicators: Countries with Populations of Over One Million Persons, Around 1990 --
App. C: Selected Indicators of the Status of Women, Around 1990 --
App. D: Government Policies Relating to Population and the Status of Women.
Other Titles: Population policy and women's rights.
Responsibility: Ruth Dixon-Mueller.

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An argument for a more responsive approach to birth control in developing countries, built upon women's concern for their survival and security and strengthening their rights. This work examines US  Read more...

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