Journals Higher Education

$49.95

Hardcover

11 April 2008

280 Pages | 14 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195188585


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The Sterilization Movement and Global Fertility in the Twentieth Century

Ian R. Dowbiggin

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.

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