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Author Gordon, Linda.

Title The moral property of women : a history of birth control politics in America / Linda Gordon.

Imprint Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, c2002.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    363.96 GOR 2002    Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xiii, 446 p. ; 25 cm.
Note Substantially rev. and updated ed. of: Woman's body, woman's right. 2nd ed. 1990.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Birth control -- United States -- History.
Added Author Gordon, Linda. Woman's body, woman's right.
Added Title History of birth control politics in America
ISBN 0252027647 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252027642 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252074599 (pbk.)
9780252074592 (pbk.)

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