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Title:Controlling Birth: Johannesburg, 1920-1960
Author:Burns, Catherine
Year:2004
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:50
Pages:170-198
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:family planning
hospitals
Women's Issues
History and Exploration
Health and Nutrition
Urbanization and Migration
Ethnic and Race Relations
Historical/Biographical
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Family Planning and Contraception
Education and Training
urbanization
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02582470409464801
Abstract:This paper examines women's search to control their fertility in the environs of Johannesburg (South Africa) and its neighbouring periurban regions, focusing on the history of the Bridgman Memorial Hospital from the time of its establishment in 1928 to its closure in the 1960s. The Hospital was established for maternity work with poor, and particularly black, women, with facilities for birth control and children's work. The paper also pays attention to the question of how and why the Bridgman provided contraceptive services. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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