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  • The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain Chile and Argentinaby Merike Blofield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book analyzes the problems that arise when women's rights conflict with the views of conservative organized religion. Specifically, it addresses the legalization - or lack thereof - of divorce and abortion in three recently democratized Catholic countries: Spain, Chile, and Argentina. Offering a vital and timely contribution to political debates... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Childless: No Choiceby James H. Monach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 200.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Politics of the Wombby Lynn Thomas

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 33.95

    In more than a metaphorical sense, the womb has proven to be an important site of political struggle in and about Africa. By examining the political significance?and complex ramifications?of reproductive controversies in twentieth-century Kenya, this book explores why and how control of female initiation, abortion, childbirth, and premarital pregnancy... more...

  • Birthing the Nationby Rhoda Kanaaneh

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 33.95

    In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this important new work offers a complex, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a group rendered invisible... more...

  • Changing Family Size in England and Walesby Eilidh Garrett; Alice Reid; Kevin Schürer; Simon Szreter

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 62.00

    An analysis of the decline of infant mortality and fertility in Britain, 1891?1911. more...

  • An "Epidemic" of Adolescent Pregnancy?by Maris A. Vinovskis

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 89.99

    Adolescent pregnancy is a problem which arouses strong feelings. This book attempts to put the matter as it affects the USA into a historical framework and to discuss the social and policy issues raised. more...

  • Creating Choiceby David P. Cline

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 36.00

    Before Roe v. Wade, somewhere between one and two million illegal abortions were performed every year in the United States. Illegal abortion affected millions of women and their families, yet their stories remain hidden. In Creating Choice , citizens of one community in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley break that silence. more...

  • Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective:by GEORGE JOHNSTON

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 140.00

    For approximately three decades, the abortion debate has polarized America. Views range from the extreme conservative position that all abortions are morally objectionable to the extreme liberal position that abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy is acceptable. In the middle are those who advocate laws limiting the number of valid reasons... more...