Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Paperback | March 13, 2013

byRickie Solinger

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Reproductive politics is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary, Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions of reproductive rights are just as complex - andcontroversial - as they were then. Focusing mainly on the United States, Reproductive Politics explores the legal, political, religious, social, ethical, and medical dimensions of this hotly contested arena. Tracing the historical roots of reproductive politics up through the present, Rickie Solinger adopts a question-and-answer format to shed light on such questions as: are sex and reproduction "private" or "public" matters? When was abortion criminalized in the United States - and why? What is"abstinence only" sex education? And how is "reproductive politics" a men's issue as well as a women's issue? Covering a substantial range of information in an accessible and lively manner, Solinger orients readers and provides the knowledge necessary to enter into dialogue with this important andcontinually evolving field.

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Reproductive politics is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary, Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions of reproductive rights are just as complex - andcontroversial - as they were then. Focusing mainly o...

Rickie Solinger is a historian, writer, and exhibits curator. She is the author of Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America and other books on this subject.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199811415

ISBN - 13:9780199811410

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Table of Contents

1. What is "Reproductive Politics"2. Why History Matters3. The Legal Context4. Religious Views and Their Impacts5. Population Issues and Reproductive Politics6. Public Policy and Reproductive Politics7. Contemporary "Values" Debates over Reproductive Politics8. Teenage Pregnancy and Single Pregnancy in the U.S.9. Contemporary Abortion Politics I: Opinions and Science10. Contemporary Abortion Politics II: Experience and Practice11. Contemporary Abortion Politics III: Activism, Law, and Public Policy12. Fetuses13. Family PLanning and Reproductive Technologies14. Adoption15. The Environment and Reproductive Politics16. Disability and Reproductive Politics17. Birthing and Reproductive Politics18. Health Care Reform and Reproductive Politics19. Global Perspectives on Reproductive Politics20. Men and Reproductive Politics21. Language and Frameworks