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Reproduction and Mothering

This course examines the reproductive role of women and its relation to their status in society, as well as ideologies of motherhood and their implications for women's experiences and understanding of themselves. Selected contemporary issues arising out of women's experience of reproduction and mothering will be explored, and may include such issues as the medicalization of childbirth, contraception and abortion, infertility, law and social policy, and the diversity of experiences based on race, class, sexual orientation and disability. (lec 3) cr 3.

Thorneloe University