Reforming Sex

Reforming Sex : The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950

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Reforming Sex constructs and analyses a remarkable mass movement of doctors and lay people that demanded women's right to abortion and public access to birth control and sex education. Their story sheds light on current controversies about abortion, the role of doctors and the state in controlling women's bodies, and the possibilities for reforming and transforming relations between women and men.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152.9 x 233.7 x 21.3mm | 607.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 10 pp halftones
  • 0195121244
  • 9780195121247

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Her interesting study is backed up by primary sources from archives in the Federal Republic and former East Germany, as well as contemporary publications, and she is fully conversant with the existing critical literature. Altogether, this book fits naturally into a now growing library on German medical, social and sexual policy from 1918 to the present. * Michael H. Kater, York University, Social History of Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 2 '97 *show more

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