"Every child a wanted child": Mid-life women's experiences of contraception
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) "Every child a wanted child": Mid-life women's experiences of contraception. WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 25 (4). pp. 455-462. ISSN 0277-5395Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is based on qualitative research which found that the contraceptive pill had achieved a "hegemonic status" among some British women in their thirties. In addition, despite the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, the idea of using condoms was very unpopular, and the research suggests that this is linked to a reluctance to rely on male cooperation over contraception. This paper will further argue that the women generally chose methods that they felt would be in their own best interests, and were often exercising considerable agency within the constraints of their relationships. Moreover, by accepting the responsibility for contraception, the women not only gained sole control over their fertility, but contraception may be an area within heterosexuality where women can exercise power. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Journal or Publication Title:||WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 455-462|
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