Nelson, Jennifer, 1967-

More than medicine : a history of the feminist women's health movement / Jennifer Nelson. - 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Medicine may be the way we got in the door? : social justice and community health in the mid-1960s -- Thank you for your help ... six children are enough? : the abortion birth control referral service -- Reproductive control, sexual empowerment : the Aradia Women's Health Center and the early movement for feminist health reform -- Conserving feminist health care, confronting anti-abortion : the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center -- All this that has happened to me shouldn't happen to nobody else? : Loretta Ross and the women of color reproductive freedom movement of the 1980s -- Women of color and the movement for reproductive justice : a human rights agenda.

"Years before discussing social and racial disparities in health became fashionable, some feminists were insisting that women's health and reproductive freedom could not be achieved without addressing issues such as poverty, nutrition, and economic inequality. In More Than Medicine, Jennifer Nelson uses exciting new primary research to trace the history of the movement for reproductive justice, from the 1960s to the present. She skillfully tells the story of the activists who fought to broaden health reform beyond medical care, and to broaden the feminist movement beyond abortion rights. Everyone interested in the past, present, and future of health reform, women's rights, and human rights should read this book."--Beatrix Hoffman, Northern Illinois University.

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Feminism--History.--United States
Reproductive rights--History.--United States

RA564.85 / .N44 2015


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