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Fit to Be Tied: Sterilization and Reproductive Rights in America, 1950-1980

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The 1960s revolutionized American contraceptive practice. Diaphragms, jellies, and condoms with high failure rates gave way to newer choices of the Pill, IUD, and sterilization. Fit to Be Tied provides a history of sterilization and what would prove to become, at once, socially divisive and a popular form of birth control.During the first half of the twentieth century, ste ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 10th 2009 by Rutgers University Press
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Natalie
In 2004, at the age of twenty-three, I entered my gynecologist's office to request permanent sterilization. My doctor repeatedly refused my request, and would not honor my alternate request for an IUD. I tried changing doctors, but still encountered severe resistance to my wish to be permanently sterilized. Now that the IUD I did eventually obtain will be ready to come out at age thirty, my doctor has still indicated that she will not perform the procedure.

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A well written and eye opening book. A must read for anyone interested in reproductive justice.
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