Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2021

352 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190635138

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Replacing the Dead

The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union

Mie Nakachi

  • The first book to analyze the Soviet Union's abortion and contraception policy from 1917 to 1991 in the context of demography and women's history.
  • Demonstrates why the Soviet re-legalization of abortion is important and relevant to the global history of women's reproduction rights.
  • Proves that Nikita Khruschev, generally considered a liberalizing leader, came up with the promotion of out-of-wedlock births, rather than Stalin.