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Focusing primarily on the late-20th-century US, Baer's encyclopedia further develops information in existing reference works on birth control, abortion, and women's rights. Multiparagraph to multipage articles consider not only laws, court cases, political attitudes, technological advances, and prominent activists and organizations, but also experiences of various racial, ethnic, age, class, ability, and religious groups concerning issues related to reproduction. A substantial introduction provides an overview of current ethical, legal, and political issues. Each entry is followed by a list of further references, while a general selected bibliography provides an excellent starting point for further research. Because of its more limited chronological and geographic scope, this volume complements but does not replace Marian Rengel's Encyclopedia of Birth Control (2000) and Encyclopedia of Birth Control, ed. by Vern Bullough (2001). Recommended for undergraduate and graduate academic libraries. K. Van Cleave University of Southern California
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