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Abortion under apartheid : nationalism, sexuality, and women's reproductive rights in South Africa / Susanne M. Klausen.

  • Klausen, Susanne Maria, 1965-
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]

Physical description

xiv, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


I'd never had pain like that -- a searing, dying agony' : racialized clandestine abortion -- 'South Africa is experiencing an all-out attack by permissiveness' : Communism, immorality and the disintegration of apartheid culture -- 'My uterus belongs to me' : the campaign for abortion law reform -- 'The trial the world is watching' : the Crichton-Watts trial, 1972 -- 'Subjected to relentless and grueling cross-examination' : the Crichton-Maharaj trial, 1973 -- 'Reclaiming the white daughter's purity' : the passage and impact of the Abortion and Sterilization Act, 1975 -- 'The actual matter is with us whites' : abortion and the 'black peril' -- 'The law is a total failure' : abortion from 1975 to the end of apartheid -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: The Abortion and Sterilization Act.



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    History of Medicine KZ.162


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