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A woman's book of choices : abortion, menstrual extraction, RU-486 / Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer ; illustrations by Suzann Gage.

  • Chalker, Rebecca
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About this work


New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1992.

Physical description

xv, 271 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


First edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index.


Why this book is necessary -- Finding an abortion provider -- Information networks -- The best available abortion care -- Back to the bad old days? -- The development of menstrual extraction -- Friendship groups -- Two menstrual extractions -- The legality of menstrual extraction -- Herbs and other traditional methods of fertility control -- Folk remedies that are dangerous and don't work -- Is RU-486 the wave of the future? -- What practitioners need to know about abortion complications -- Del-EM.


Copy 1. Donor: This item was originally held in the Women's Health Library. It was donated to Wellcome in 2016 by the Feminist Library, which acted as temporary custodian following the closure of Women's Health in 2006. The Women's Health Library archive, consisting of information files on a wide range of health issues, is held in the Wellcome Library (Reference: SA/WHL).
Copy 1. Former Women's Health Library shelfmark: Tho



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