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Title A miscarriage of justice : women's reproductive lives and the law in early twentieth-century Brazil / Cassia Roth.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 359 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 23, 2020).
Subject Maternal health services -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 20th century.
Reproductive health -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 20th century.
Birth control -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 20th century.
Birth control -- Law and legislation -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 20th century.
Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
1900-1999
Genre History.
Contents The law of responsibility, the medicine of gender, the science of race -- Constructing motherhood : obstetricians, politicians, and the creation of a reproductive healthcare system -- Birthing life and death : childbirth, stillbirth, and maternal mortality -- A "plague of criminal abortions" : fertility control and the consolidation of medical authority -- Ouvi dizer (heard said) : rumor, sex, and race in the republican capital -- Policing pregnancy : statecraft, poverty, and reproductive health -- Prosecuting honor, defending madness : abortion and infanticide in the courts.
Summary A Miscarriage of Justice examines the intersection of women's reproductive health and state formation in early-twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Other Title Print version: Roth, Cassia. Miscarriage of justice. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020 9781503610477