Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

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Dangerous pregnancies : mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

Leslie J. Reagan

University of California Press, c2010

  • : cloth
  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-351) and index

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巻冊次

: cloth ISBN 9780520259034

内容説明

"Dangerous Pregnancies" tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and 'dangerous' babies. This epidemic would ultimately transform abortion politics, produce new science, and help build two of the most enduring social movements of the late twentieth century - the reproductive rights and the disability rights movements. At most a minor rash and fever for women, German measles (also known as rubella), if contracted during pregnancy, could result in miscarriages, infant deaths, and serious birth defects in the newborn. Award-winning writer Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the first time the discoveries and dilemmas of this disease in a book full of intimate stories - including riveting courtroom testimony, secret investigations of women and doctors for abortion, and startling media portraits of children with disabilities. In exploring a disease that changed America, "Dangerous Pregnancies" powerfully illuminates social movements that still shape individual lives, pregnancy, medicine, law, and politics.

目次

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Epidemics, Reproduction, and the Fear of Maternal Marking One. Observing Bodies Two. Specter of Tragedy Three. Wrongful Information Four. Law Making and Law Breaking in an Epidemic Five. "If Unborn Babies Are Going to Be Protected" Epilogue: From Anxiety to Rights Notes Bibliography Index
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780520274570

内容説明

"Dangerous Pregnancies" tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies. This epidemic would ultimately transform abortion politics, produce new science, and help build two of the most enduring social movements of the late twentieth century - the reproductive rights and the disability rights movements. At most a minor rash and fever for women, German measles (also known as rubella), if contracted during pregnancy, could result in miscarriages, infant deaths, and serious birth defects in the newborn. Award-winning writer Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the first time the discoveries and dilemmas of this disease in a book full of intimate stories -including riveting courtroom testimony, secret investigations of women and doctors for abortion, and startling media portraits of children with disabilities. In exploring a disease that changed America, Dangerous Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social movements that still shape individual lives, pregnancy, medicine, law, and politics.

目次

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Epidemics, Reproduction, and the Fear of Maternal Marking One. Observing Bodies Two. Specter of Tragedy Three. Wrongful Information Four. Law Making and Law Breaking in an Epidemic Five. "If Unborn Babies Are Going to Be Protected" Epilogue: From Anxiety to Rights Notes Bibliography Index

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