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

Choice & coercion: : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen, (ebook)

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Choice & coercion: : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare
Title
Choice & coercion:
Title remainder
birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare
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Johanna Schoen
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Choice and coercion
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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 largely by a series of articles in the Winston-Salem Journal. These stories were inspired in part by 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 American women themselves, Schoen's study allows deeper understandings of the modern welfare state and the lives of women
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Midwest
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Schoen, Johanna
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363.9/6/09756
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and American culture
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  • Birth control
  • Involuntary sterilization
  • Abortion
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Choice & coercion: : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen, (ebook)
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9780807876497
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719088
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11719088
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MWT11719088
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Choice & coercion: : birth control, sterilization, and abortion in public health and welfare, Johanna Schoen, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876497
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719088
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719088
System control number
MWT11719088
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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