Replacing the dead : the politics of reproduction in the postwar Soviet Union / Mie Nakachi
- Nakachi, Mie
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (348 pages).
- Oxford scholarship online
- In 1955, the Soviet Union became the first country in the world to re-legalise abortion on the principle of women's rights to abortion. How could this happen in Stalinist society which prohibited feminist movements? 'Replacing the Dead' finds an answer in previously secret archives that document the difficult decade after World War II, which killed 27 million Soviet citizens and the government's policy to increase fertility by promoting out-of-wedlock births. The result was an abortion battle between women, government, and Soviet legal and medical professionals that has continued for decades.
- 9780190635169 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Also issued in print: 2021.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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