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Author Melcher, Mary S., 1955-

Title Pregnancy, motherhood, and choice in twentieth-century Arizona / Mary S. Melcher
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Women's western voices
Women's western voices.
Contents "You're my miracle": birth rates, childbirth and health care, 1900-1940 -- Saving the babies: lowering infant mortality in the Southwest -- Margaret Sanger and Arizona's birth control movement -- "Tis a sobering experience": providing contraceptives for the rural and urban poor -- Battling poverty and isolation to improve mothers' and infants' health -- "Rhythm babies," birth control, and planned parenthood: years of growth and change -- Arizona and abortion reform: conflict without resolution -- Guaranteeing reproductive health care in a new, more politicized era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Birth control -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century.
Family planning -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century.
Mothers -- Services for -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century.
Pregnant women -- Services for -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century.
Prenatal care -- Arizona -- History -- 20th century.
Family Planning Services -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Maternal Health Services -- history.
Pregnant Women.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816536791 (electronic bk.)
9780816536795 (electronic bk.)