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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95
China's one-child population policy, first initiated in 1979, has had an enormous effect on the country?s development. By reducing its fertility in the past two decades to less than two children per woman, and developing a family planning program focused heavily on sterilization and abortion, China has undergone a significant transition in status... 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 2005; US$ 49.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 72.99
Reforming Sex reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range of sources--from police reports, films and personal interviews to sex... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95
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...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99
"We fail to mandate economic sanity," writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by... compassion ." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99
For over twenty years the abortion debate has raged, with each side entrenched in unyielding positions. This book breaks the impasse by using pro-life premises to reach pro-choice conclusions. While it is commonly assumed that state protection of the fetus as a form of human life undermines women's reproductive rights, McDonagh instead illuminates... more...