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

  • Schoen, Johanna
[2005], ©2005
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2005], ©2005.

Physical description

xiv, 331 pages ; 25 cm.


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Introduction : a great thing for poor folks -- Teaching birth control on Tobacco Road and in Mill Village Alley : the history of public birth control services -- Nothing is removed except the possibility of parenthood : women and the politics of sterilization -- I knew that it was a serious crime : negotiating abortion before Roe v. Wade -- Taking foam powder and jellies to the natives : family planning goes abroad -- Epilogue : from the footnotes to the headlines : sterilization apologies and their lessons.


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