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Race, maternity, and the politics of birth control in South Africa, 1910-39

Author: Susanne Maria Klausen
Publisher: Houndmills ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using original primary sources, this book uncovers and analyzes for the first time the politics of fertility and the battle over birth control in South Africa from 1910 (the year the country was formed) to 1945. It examines the nature and achievements of the South African birth-control movement in pre-apartheid South Africa, including the establishment of voluntary birth-control organizations in urban centers, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Maria Klausen
ISBN: 1403934525 9781403934529
OCLC Number: 54972454
Description: xix, 221 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. --
Fears of national decline and the politics of birth control. --
Eugenic birth control and the poor-white problem. --
Strengthening the nation's mothers through birth control. --
The Failure of Eugenic Birth Control. --
The Cape Town Mothers' Clinic. --
State support for birth control. --
Conclusion. --
Bibliography. --
Index.
Responsibility: Susanne M. Klausen.
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