gender and women’s health – annotated bibliography


Feminist theory and research on the sociology of human reproduction have historically been 1 bound together as each has developed. Yet recently, sociologists of reproduction and women’s health have lost sight of core debates in feminist theory. They still tend to work with the assumption that feminism is an internally coherent body of thought, despite the emergence of significant internal divisions since the mid-1980s. This paper evaluates the challenge that feminist post-structuralism poses to prior conceptualisations of gender in the context of reproductive health, through a critique of sociological work in this area from the 1970s and 1980s.

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