Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950

TitleReforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform, 1920-1950
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsGrossmann, Atina
Number of Pages304
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York
Abstract

Reforming Sex reconstructs the complicated history of a movement that has been romanticized as the harbinger of 1960s sexual radicalism and demonized as a precursor to Nazi racial policy, but mostly buried and obscured by Nazi bookburnings and repression. Relying on a broad range ofsources--from police reports, films and personal interviews to sex manuals unearthed from library basements and secondhand bookstores--the book analyzes a remarkable mass mobilization during the turbulent and innovative Weimar years of doctors and laypeople for women's right to abortion and publicaccess to birth control and sex education.

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