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- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 59.00
This important new study uses demographic, historical and geographical techniques to explore the declines in both infant mortality and in fertility in England and Wales between 1891 and 1911. The book's sometimes surprising conclusions will be of interest to all historians of Britain and of demography. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Using controversy over abortion as a lens through which to compare the political process and role of the media in these two very different democracies, this book examines the contest over meaning that is being waged by social movements, political parties, churches and other social actors. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's Reproducing Empire shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95
It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for Germinal Choice?nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm bank?opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 64.95
Disillusioned by long hours at home alone and by demands from the older generation, Japanese women are marrying later, resulting in a sharp decline in the Japanese birth rate. Muriel Jolivet considers the reasons why Japanese women are finding it increasingly difficult to accept the terms and conditions of motherhood. Japan: The Childless Society... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95
This book is based on the presentations and discussions from a national symposium on "Creating the Next Generation: Social, Economic, and Psychological Processes Underlying Fertility in Developed Countries," held at the Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The papers address some of the antecedents and consequences of the recent steep declines in... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00
In addition to full coverage of traditional techniques of contraception and a discussion of the history of current practices, this encyclopedia includes an appendix that briefly outlines the contemporary contraceptive practices in every major country in the world. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00
Using original primary sources, this book uncovers and analyzes for the first time the politics of fertility and the battle over birth control in South Africa from 1910 (the year the country was formed) to 1945. It examines the nature and achievements of the South African birth-control movement in pre-apartheid South Africa, including the establishment... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1998; US$ 120.00
A history of the abortion abolition campaign from Roe v Wade to the 1996 election, the author explores the subject historically, sociologically, theologically and politically, arguing for deepened understanding of pro-lifers. The Catholic, social movement and direct action angles are all examined. more...
- World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00
This report presents an overview of the Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction's (HRP) work over the biennium 2002-2003. Chapter 1 looks at activities in the area of family planning. Chapter 2 outlines research activities carried out in the context of WHO's Making Pregnancy Safer initiative. Research... more...