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Sexuality and Abortion

Core Reading

Lynne Segal, Making Trouble: Life and Politics (2008), pp.34-36

S. Brooke, Sexual Politics: Sexuality, Family Planning and the British Left from the 1880s to the Present Day (2011) [chapter 7] digitised

Further Reading

S. Rowbotham, The Past is Before Us: Feminism in Action Since the 1960s (1989) [Part 2. ‘Fertility and Desire’]

V. Seal, Whose Choice? Working-Class Women and the Control of Fertility (1990)

Sue O’Sullivan, A Spare Rib Reader: Women’s Health (1987)

Boston Women’s Health Collective, Our Bodies, Our Selves (first edition, 1971 or 1973) [chapters 2, 3, 10]

Sjoo, ‘A Woman’s Right Over Her Body’, in M. Wandor (ed.), The Body Politic: Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain 1969-1972 (1972), 180-188

Pat Whitling, ‘Female Sexuality: It’s Political Implications’ in M. Wandor (ed.), The Body Politic: Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain 1969-1972 (1972), 189-214

Ros Baxandall & L. Gordon, Dear Sisters: Dispatches from the Women’s Liberation Movement (2000) [Part 2]

L. Hoggart, Feminist Campaigns for Birth Control and Abortion Rights in Britain (2004)

McBride Stetson, ‘Women’s Movements Defence of Legal Abortion in Great Britain’, in D. McBride Stetson, Abortion Politics, Women’s Movements and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism (2001), 135-156

Coote & B. Campbell, Sweet Freedom: The Struggle for Women’s Liberation (1982) [chapter 8 ‘Sex’]

Jacqueline Laks Gorman, The Modern Feminist Movement: Sisters Under the Skin (2011) [for US perspective] ebook in library [chapter 6 ‘Health and Sexuality’]

Jennifer Nelson, Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement (2003)[For the US perspective] ebook in library