Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health: The Medicalization of Reproduction in the U.S. and Britain

Lee, Ellie J. (2003) Abortion, Motherhood and Mental Health: The Medicalization of Reproduction in the U.S. and Britain. Social Problems and Social Issues . Aldine Transaction, New York, 293 pp. ISBN 978-0202306810. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Whatever reproductive choices women make whether they opt to end a pregnancy through abortion or continue to term and give birth they are considered to be at risk of suffering serious mental health problems. According to opponents of abortion in the USA, potential injury to women is a major reason why people should consider it a problem. On the other hand, becoming a mother can also be considered a big risk. This fine, well-balanced book is about how people represent the results of reproductive choices. It examines how and why pregnancy and its various outcomes have come to be discussed this way.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Ellie Lee
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 14:57
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 13:00
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25230 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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