Unsettling the (presumed) settled: Contents and Discontents of Contraception in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Title Unsettling the (presumed) settled: Contents and Discontents of Contraception in Aotearoa New Zealand
Creator Appleton, N. S.
Subject Medical Anthropology; Feminist Studies
Contraception; Reproductive Justice; New Zealand; Indigenous Communities; Women
Description In January 2017, New Zealand’s medicines and medical devices safety authority, Medsafe,  announced in a press release that its Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) had recommended a reclassification of certain oral contraceptives in order for them to be made available over the counter in pharmacies.  In A/NZ, a progressive temporal narrative has been established around contraception that begins with the heroic struggle of women at the turn of the 20th Century to get access to contraception and abortion as a way to manage their reproductive lives and progresses to the guaranteed access of contraceptives to women. My intention to interrogate the contemporary contraceptive reality is not a project to undermine the historically important moves women have made here in A/NZ; but, rather, to include new places of analysis including how indigenous communities experienced the same contraceptives moments differently under the gaze of a eugenics project.
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Date 2017-12-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/243
Source Health, Culture and Society; Perspectives II; 90-96
Language eng
Relation http://hcs.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/hcs/article/view/243/282
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