German-speaking feminists created new knowledge in sexology that challenged sexist biases and expanded possibilities for gendered and sexual expression.
Tag: reproductive politics
Telling Abortion Stories
When it comes examining the history of women’s access to abortion, stories matter.
Understanding Zika & the Abortion Debate in Brazil: A View from 1940
Brazil now faces both a mounting health crisis and the opportunity to revise the parameters of reproductive rights.
The Cervical Cap in the Feminist Women’s Health Movement, 1976–1988
The late 1970s and early 1980s was the historical peak of interest in the cervical cap in the United States.
After Roe: Engaging the Lost History of the Abortion Debate
Grassroots activists and politicians responded to the 1973 ruling in the two decades that followed it.
A Christmas Abortion
On Christmas Eve 1955, Jacqueline Smith died from an illegal abortion at her boyfriend Thomas G. Daniel’s apartment.