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The Resource Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980, Rebecca M. Kluchin

Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980, Rebecca M. Kluchin

Label
Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980
Title
Fit to be tied
Title remainder
sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca M. Kluchin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1960s revolutionized American contraceptive practice. Diaphragms, jellies, and condoms with high failure rates gave way to newer choices of the Pill, IUD, and sterilization. Fit to Be Tied provides a history of sterilization and what would prove to become, at once, socially divisive and a popular form of birth control. During the first half of the twentieth century, sterilization (tubal ligation and vasectomy) was a tool of eugenics. Individuals who endorsed crude notions of biological determinism sought to control the reproductive decisions of women they considered "unfit" by nature of race or class, and used surgery to do so. Incorporating first-person narratives, court cases, and official records, Rebecca M. Kluchin examines the evolution of forced sterilization of poor women, especially women of color, in the second half of the century and contrasts it with demands for contraceptive sterilization made by white women and men. She chronicles public acceptance during an era of reproductive and sexual freedom, and the subsequent replacement of the eugenics movement with "neo-eugenic" standards that continued to influence American medical practice, family planning, public policy, and popular sentiment."--Publishers description
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kluchin, Rebecca M.
Dewey number
363.9/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766.5.U5
LC item number
K55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rutgers series in critical issues in health and medicine
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  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • Birth control
  • Reproductive rights
  • Birth control
  • Reproductive rights
  • Sterilization (Birth control)
  • United States
Label
Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980, Rebecca M. Kluchin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: From eugenics to neo-eugenics -- 2: Fit women and reproductive choice -- 3: Sterilizing "unfit" women -- 4: Fit women fight back -- 5: Unfit women fight too -- 6: Irreconcilable conflicts -- 7: Endurance of neo-eugenics -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000155023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813549996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155023
  • (OCoLC)706626430
Label
Fit to be tied : sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980, Rebecca M. Kluchin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: From eugenics to neo-eugenics -- 2: Fit women and reproductive choice -- 3: Sterilizing "unfit" women -- 4: Fit women fight back -- 5: Unfit women fight too -- 6: Irreconcilable conflicts -- 7: Endurance of neo-eugenics -- Notes -- Index
Control code
000155023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813549996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155023
  • (OCoLC)706626430

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