Lee, E.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.
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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.
|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:||26 Oct 2011 15:13|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25230 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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