The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the Twentieth Century

The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the Twentieth Century

by Ian R. Dowbiggin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195188586

ISBN-13: 9780195188585

Pub. Date: 04/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Many would be surprised to learn that the preferred method of birth control in the United States today is actually surgical sterilization. This book takes an historical look at the sterilization movement in post-World War II America, a revolution in modern contraceptive behavior. Focusing on leaders of the sterilization movement from the 1930's through the turn of

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Overview

Many would be surprised to learn that the preferred method of birth control in the United States today is actually surgical sterilization. This book takes an historical look at the sterilization movement in post-World War II America, a revolution in modern contraceptive behavior. Focusing on leaders of the sterilization movement from the 1930's through the turn of the century, this book explores the historic linkages between environment, civil liberties, eugenics, population control, sex education, marriage counseling, and birth control movements in the 20th-century United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195188585
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue     1
Up from Eugenics     17
A New League     46
The Poverty Bomb     73
House on Fire     110
A Great Wave     135
Tarred and Feathered     167
Going Global     202
Bibliography     235
Abbreviations     241
Index     243

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