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Reforming sex : the German movement for birth control and abortion reform, 1920-1950

Author: Atina Grossmann
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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"In Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920 to 1950, Atina Grossmann reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range of sources - from police reports, films and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atina Grossmann
ISBN: 0195121244 (pbk. 9780195121247 (pbk
OCLC Number: 38050544
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback in 1997."
Description: xvii, 304 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: New Women and Families in the New Germany --
2. "Prevent: Don't Abort": The Medicalization and Politicization of Sexuality --
3. Birth Control, Marriage, and Sex Counseling Clinics: The Administration of Sex Reform --
4. "Your Body Belongs to You": Abortion and the 1931 Campaign Against Paragraph 218 --
5. Forbidden Love: Sex Reform and the Crisis of the Republic, 1931 to 1933 --
6. Continuity and Discontinuity: Gleichschaltung and the Destruction of the Sex Reform Movement --
7. Weimar Sex Reform in Exile --
8. No Zero Hour: Abortion and Birth Control in Postwar Germany.
Responsibility: Atina Grossmann.
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Analyzes the mass movement of doctors and lay people in 1920s Germany who demanded women's right to abortion and public access to birth control and sex education. Their story sheds light on current  Read more...

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