Colonialism, Catholicism, and Contraception: A History of Birth Control in Puerto Rico

Colonialism, Catholicism, and Contraception: A History of Birth Control in Puerto Rico

by Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano, Conrad Seipp

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Overview

The authors analyze the tortuous course that Puerto Rico has followed in evolving a population policy, highlighting the island's rapic economic growth, its role as a laboratory for testing different methods of birth control, and the inevitable conflicts between church and state. The strands of colonialism, catholicism, and contraception are woven into a background of profound social change, characterized by shifting values, industrialization, mass emigration, and technical innovation.

Originally published 1983.

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ISBN-13: 9780807897577
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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