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Non-Medical Origins of Reproductive Health Solutions in the US

Abstract Prior to the legalization and regulation of abortion and contraception in the late twentieth century, women could not readily access safe birth control, abortion, and other reproductive health options at clinics and doctor's offices. Thus, women sought out alternative means to control their reproduction that were often illegal, unreliable, and unsafe, often because they were provided by untrained reproductive health care providers. The untrained providers who performed unregulated reproductive health services during the 1800s through the mid 1900s were often referred to as "female physicians," despite not having any formal medical background. Those providers filled a demand to serve women who were not able to tend to unwanted ... (more)
Created Date 2018-05
Contributor Horwitz, Rainey Frances (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / Abboud, Alexis (Committee Member) / Abboud, Carolina (Committee Member) / School of Life Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Women's Health / Abortion / Birth Control / Illegal / Nonmedical / Feminism
Series Academic Year 2017-2018
Type Text
Extent 97 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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