Reproduction and its discontents in Mexico : childbirth and contraception from 1750 to 1905 /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jaffary, Nora E., 1968- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: midwifery, monstrosity, and motherhood
  • Purity and productivity: perceiving virginity, conception, and pregnancy
  • The evolution of virginity
  • Conception and pregnancy
  • The hidden history of contraception, abortion, and infanticide
  • Contraception and abortion
  • Infanticide
  • Populating the Patria
  • Monstrous births
  • Obstetrics, gynecology, and birth
  • Conclusion: change and constancy in Mexico's reproductive history
  • Appendix I. Abortion cases, 1823-1884
  • Appendix II. Infanticide cases, 1823-1897.