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The Resource Choice and coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen

Choice and coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen

Label
Choice and coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare
Title
Choice and coercion
Title remainder
birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Schoen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 2003, North Carolina became the first U.S. state to offer restitution to victims of state-ordered sterilizations carried out by its eugenics program between 1929 and 1975. The decision was prompted by newspaper stories based on the research of Johanna Schoen, who was granted unique access to summaries of 7,500 case histories and the papers of the North Carolina Eugenics Board. In this book, Schoen situates the state's reproductive politics in a national and global context. Widening her focus to include birth control, sterilization, and abortion policies across the nation, she demonstrates how each method for limiting unwanted pregnancies had the potential both to expand and to limit women's reproductive choices. Such programs overwhelmingly targeted poor and nonwhite populations, yet they also extended a measure of reproductive control to poor women that was previously out of reach. On an international level, the United States has influenced reproductive health policies by, for example, tying foreign aid to the recipients' compliance with U.S. notions about family planning. The availability of U.S.-funded family planning aid has proved to be a double-edged sword, offering unprecedented opportunities to poor women while subjecting foreign patients to medical experimentation that would be considered unacceptable at home. Drawing on the voices of health and science professionals, civic benefactors, and the women themselves, Schoen's study allows deeper understandings of the modern welfare state and the lives of American women. --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schoen, Johanna
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender and American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth control
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Abortion
  • Eugenics
  • Contraception
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Health Policy
  • Sterilization, Reproductive
Label
Choice and coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : a great thing for poor folks.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Teaching birth control on Tobacco Road and in Mill Village Alley : the history of public birth control services.
  • p. 21
  • Ch. 2.
  • Nothing is removed except the possibility of parenthood : women and the politics of sterilization.
  • p. 75
  • Ch. 3.
  • I knew that it was a serious crime : negotiating abortion before Roe v. Wade.
  • p. 139
  • Ch. 4.
  • Taking foam powder and jellies to the natives : family planning goes abroad.
  • p. 197
  • Epilogue : from the footnotes to the headlines : sterilization apologies and their lessons.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocm56085957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 p.
Isbn
9780807829196
Lccn
2004017632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Choice and coercion : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : a great thing for poor folks.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 1.
  • Teaching birth control on Tobacco Road and in Mill Village Alley : the history of public birth control services.
  • p. 21
  • Ch. 2.
  • Nothing is removed except the possibility of parenthood : women and the politics of sterilization.
  • p. 75
  • Ch. 3.
  • I knew that it was a serious crime : negotiating abortion before Roe v. Wade.
  • p. 139
  • Ch. 4.
  • Taking foam powder and jellies to the natives : family planning goes abroad.
  • p. 197
  • Epilogue : from the footnotes to the headlines : sterilization apologies and their lessons.
  • p. 241
Control code
ocm56085957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 331 p.
Isbn
9780807829196
Lccn
2004017632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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