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

"The only book to cover the entire history of birth control and the intense controversies about reproduction rights that have raged in the United States for more than 150 years, The Moral Property of Women is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the award-winning historian Linda Gordon&#...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gordon, Linda, (Author)
Other Authors: Gordon, Linda.
Format: Online Book
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Edition:3rd ed.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of 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
  • 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.