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Women's bodies, demography, and public health: abortion policy and perspectives in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century

Demirci, Tuba and Somel, Selçuk Akşin (2008) Women's bodies, demography, and public health: abortion policy and perspectives in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 17 (3). pp. 377-420. ISSN E-ISSN: 1535-3605 Print ISSN: 1043-4070

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Abstract

This article discusses the anti-abortion policy of the Ottoman state between 1789 and 1908, taking into account legal changes, demographic policies, new sanitary measures and proto-nationalistic agenda of the ruling elite.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century. Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Islam. Body image in women -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
ID Code:9072
Deposited By:Selçuk Akşin Somel
Deposited On:13 Sep 2008 11:32
Last Modified:25 May 2011 14:10

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