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Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico – Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Reproduction and Its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905

Nora E. Jaffary


In this history of childbirth and contraception in Mexico, Nora E. Jaffary chronicles colonial and nineteenth-century beliefs and practices surrounding conception, pregnancy and its prevention, and birth. Tracking Mexico’s transition from colony to nation, Jaffary demonstrates the central role of reproduction in ideas about female sexuality and virtue, the development of modern Mexico, and the growth of modern medicine in the Latin American context. The story encompasses networks of people in all parts of society, from state and medical authorities to mothers and midwives, husbands and lovers, ... More

Keywords: abortion, childbirth, contraception, infanticide, motherhood, monstrosity, obstetrics, reproduction, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469629391
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nora E. Jaffary, author
Concordia University

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