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Childfree and Sterilized

Women's Decisions and Medical Responses

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Paperback

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Childfree and Sterilized: Women's Decisions and Medical Responses by Annily Catherine Campbell
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Examines the social phenomena in the West and the "developed" countries of the world, that of women's elective sterilization. The study identifies that a minority of women choose not to become mothers, opting for voluntary sterilization in order to remain childfree. A number of issues relating to choice in contraception and women choosing to be sterilized are explored from feminist and sociological perspectives, using feminist research techniques based on oral and written histories. The 25 women who are the participants in the study reveal the struggles they faced, not only in being women without children in a society which expects women to be mothers, but also in overcoming the many barriers encountered on the way to voluntary sterilization.

Table of Contents

Womanhood and motherhood; population and contraception - past and present; examining the childfree choice - from contraception to sterilization; personal choices, decisions and medical reponses; sterlization as a positive chice.
Release date NZ
September 2nd, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
glossary, bibliograp
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
224
Dimensions
135x216x20
ISBN-13
9780304337477
Product ID
1662900

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