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Adoption

Adoption  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0016
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What does adoption look like in the United States today? In the middle of the twentieth century, adoption became a widespread practice in the United States when thousands of ... More
Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics

Birthing, Breast-Feeding, and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0019
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In what settings are babies born in the United States today? In 1900 more than 95 percent of American women gave birth at home. Fourteen years later, anesthesia, or “twilight ... More
A Brief History of Women’s Sport

A Brief History of Women’s Sport  

Jaime Schultz

in Women's Sports: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190657710.003.0002
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How long have women played sport? Women have always engaged in various sport forms. Much of our knowledge about these activities is pieced together from archeological evidence, ... More
Children and Teens Using Pornography

Children and Teens Using Pornography  

Shira Tarrant

in The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190205119.003.0010
Format: 
chapter
The issue of children and teens accessing pornography is often fraught with distress and debate. There are those who worry that easy access to porn causes harm among today’s youth. Will ... More
Contemporary Abortion III—Activism, Law, and Policy

Contemporary Abortion III—Activism, Law, and Policy  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0013
Format: 
chapter
How are state legislatures responding to abortion and satellite issues? In recent years many state legislatures have defined abortion and efforts to limit the procedure as their ... More
Contemporary Abortion Politics I—Opinions and Science

Contemporary Abortion Politics I—Opinions and Science  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0011
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What are the most common objections to abortion today, and how have objections changed over time? Objections to abortion have changed over time. In the nineteenth century, before ... More
Contemporary Abortion Politics Ii—experience and Practice

Contemporary Abortion Politics Ii—experience and Practice  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0012
Format: 
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What is the abortion rate in the United States and how has it changed in recent years? After 1990, the number and rate of abortions declined every year for about a decade and a ... More
Contextualizing Gender

Contextualizing Gender  

Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis

in Gender:

Published in Print: 
25 February 2021
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190880033.003.0006
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This chapter examines feminism and gender studies. It begins by distinguishing the different “waves” of feminism. The first wave is usually described ... More
Contraception

Contraception  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0010
Format: 
chapter
What are the most commonly used forms of contraception in the United States? Almost all heterosexual, sexually active women have used at least one form of contraception; nearly 90 ... More
Disability and Reproductive Politics

Disability and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0018
Format: 
chapter
What basic reproductive restrictions have been placed on women with disabilities in the past and today? Historically, the medical community and general society considered disabled ... More
The Environment and Reproductive Politics

The Environment and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0017
Format: 
chapter
How are environmental contaminants affecting reproductive health in the United States? No one knows for sure the relationship between contaminants and reproduction, but there are ... More
Family Building, Reproductive Technologies, and Stem Cell Research

Family Building, Reproductive Technologies, and Stem Cell Research  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0015
Format: 
chapter
What qualifies as a family today? Traditionally, state governments and religious institutions made laws and rules about marriage and family that were obeyed by almost all ... More
Feminism and Reproductive Politics

Feminism and Reproductive Politics  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
Why is feminism so important to reproductive politics, and vice versa, in the United States? Over the course of American history, questions about female fertility have typically ... More
Fetuses

Fetuses  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0014
Format: 
chapter
Has the fetus always been the focus of anti-abortion concerns? Anti-abortion campaigns in the illegal era focused on a number of issues, from protecting women against ... More
The Future of Gender

The Future of Gender  

Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis

in Gender:

Published in Print: 
25 February 2021
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190880033.003.0007
Format: 
chapter
This chapter explores the future of gender. The prospects for future reproductive technologies are almost beyond our imaginations. The creation ... More
The Future of Porn

The Future of Porn  

Shira Tarrant

in The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 April 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190205119.003.0011
Format: 
chapter
The pornography industry is known to be an early adopter of technology that helps drive change across broader society. Pornography is also known for ensconcing racist, patriarchal ... More
Gender 101

Gender 101  

Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis

in Gender:

Published in Print: 
25 February 2021
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190880033.003.0001
Format: 
chapter
This chapter provides an overview of gender. It also considers the gender binary, gender nonconformity, transgender people, and sexuality. ... More
Gender and Biology

Gender and Biology  

Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis

in Gender:

Published in Print: 
25 February 2021
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190880033.003.0003
Format: 
chapter
This chapter discusses the biological differences between males and females. Typical male and female bodies differ from each other in predictable ... More
Gender and Sport

Gender and Sport  

Jaime Schultz

in Women's Sports: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
28 March 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190657710.003.0004
Format: 
chapter
Do the terms “sex” and “gender” mean the same thing? The terms “sex” and “gender” are often used interchangeably, but there are important differences between them. Sex refers to ... More
Gender, Medicine, and
                        Psychology

Gender, Medicine, and Psychology  

Laura Erickson-Schroth and Benjamin Davis

in Gender:

Published in Print: 
25 February 2021
Published Online: 
27 January 2022
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190880033.003.0004
Format: 
chapter
This chapter focuses on the medical and psychological aspects of gender, beginning with a discussion on gender development. An unspoken assumption in ... More

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