Colonialism, Catholicism, and Contraception
A History of Birth Control in Puerto Rico
By Annette B. Ramírez de Arellano, Conrad Seipp
233 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9757-7
Published: January 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4001-3
Published: October 2017
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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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