Reproductive Politics

Reproductive Politics

What Everyone Needs to Know

Book - 2013
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Reproductive politics is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary, Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions of reproductive rights are just as complex - andcontroversial - as they were then. Focusing mainly on the United States, Reproductive Politics explores the legal, political, religious, social, ethical, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger adopts a question-and-answer format to shed light on such questions as: are sex and reproduction "private" or "public" matters? When was abortion criminalized in the United States - and why? What is"abstinence only" sex education? And how is "reproductive politics" a men's issue as well as a women's issue? Covering a substantial range of information in an accessible and lively manner, Solinger orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to enter into dialogue with this important andcontinually evolving field.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9780199811403
0199811407
9780199811410
0199811415
Branch Call Number: 363.96 SOL
Characteristics: xx, 213 p. ; 22 cm.

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