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Encounters with the State: A Study of Pathways to Pregnancy Prevention and Termination in Phoenix, Arizona

Abstract This research project analyzes women’s dynamic pathways to pregnancy prevention and termination in Arizona. Two levels of analysis guide the study: The first is a cultural analysis of the socio-legal conditions that shape the channels to birth control and abortion. During this historical moment, I analyze the fight over increasing (and calls for more) legal constraints against contraception and abortion, coupled with decreasing individual access to reproductive health care information and services. This dissertation includes an examination of the struggle over reproductive health on the ground and in the legal arena, and real pushbacks against these constraints as well. The second is an analysis of how women seek out contraception or aborti... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Martinez, Melissa Janel (Author) / Adelman, Madelaine (Advisor) / Provine, Doris Marie (Committee member) / Hibner Koblitz, Ann (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Women's studies / Law / Abortion / Contraception / Law and Society / Reproductive politics / Women's Studies
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 244 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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