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  • Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guideby Melody Rose

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 94.00

    This thought-provoking reference work explores the evolution of America's heated abortion debate in a selection of over 40 primary documents from the 19th century to the present day. The guide includes not only key laws and court cases that have determined abortion policy, but also political speeches, medical essays, theological writings, newspaper... more...

  • Margaret Sangerby Vicki Cox

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 30.00

    Sanger was the founder of the birth control movement in the United States and was an international leader in the field. Her work as a nurse convinced her that limiting the size of families through elective birth control was needed to achieve social progress. more...

  • Population Politics and Developmentby Lisa Ann Richey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book uses political and socio-anthropological theory to examine the relationship between power, interest, and agency within population and family planning discourse across Africa, with particular emphasis on case studies from Tanzania. more...

  • Matters of Choiceby Iris Lopez

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    In Matters of Choice, Iris Lopez presents a comprehensive analysis of the dichotomous views that have portrayed sterilization either as part of a coercive program of population control or as a means of voluntary, even liberating, fertility control by individual women. Drawing upon her twenty-five years of research on sterilized Puerto Rican women... more...

  • Sex-Selective Abortion in Indiaby Tulsi Patel

    SAGE India 2006; US$ 31.95

    This collection of 11 essays unravels the reasons for the depleting child sex. ratio in India. The contributors, all distinguished demographers and social scientists,. describe the political economy of sentiments and sexual mores that leads parents. to kill unborn daughters. The contributors examine ways in which reproductive technologies, such as,.... more...

  • Marriage at Midlifeby PhD Dr. Vincent R. Waldron; PhD Dr. Douglas L. Kelley

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 79.99

    "[This book] provides a perceptive, research based, and pragmatic approach to working with couples seeking reconnection after years of childrearing....Marriage at Midlife should take center stage on every counselor's bookshelf."   -- Kathleen M. Galvin, PhD   Professor, Communication Studies,   Northwestern University   The middle period... more...

  • Sacred Rightsby Daniel C. Maguire

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 37.99

    Many of the world's religions have a restrictive pro-natalist view on family planning. But as the essays in this volume demonstrate, this is not the only legitimate or orthodox view. Seeking to counteract the simplistic idea that all religions are antagonistic toward contraception and abortion, the authors--all members of the religions about which... more...

  • Perspectives on the Politics of Abortionby Ted Jelen

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 114.00

    Perspectives on the Politics of Abortion examines the abortion issue from ethical, empirical, and legal angles and offers some rather unconventional analyses and surprising conclusions with regard to this familiar issue. One chapter argues that the emphasis on rights has made illegal and occasionally violent activity on the part of pro-life activists... more...

  • Abortionby Eva Pattis Zoja

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    The debate on abortion has tended to avoid the psychological significance of an unwanted pregnancy, dominated istead by the strong emotions the subject excites. Eva Pattis Zoja examines the thoughts that surround a woman's decision to end a pregnancy, and presents the challenging thesis that voluntary abortion can often be a violent and unconscious... more...

  • Family Planning in the Legacy of Islamby Abdel-Rahim Omran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    How has the Islamic view of marriage, family formation and child rearing developed and adapted over the centuries? Is contraception just permitted or actively encouraged? The family is the basic social unit of Islamic society. Even without compelling population pressures, there has been concern with spacing and family planning. This book is the result... more...