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Reproducing Caste: Savarna Eugenics, Then and Now

Today Marie Stopes is better known for her eponymous clinics, which provide contraception and safe abortion services in 37 countries around the world. In 20th century colonial India, however, she once thought it fit to promote contraception with a strong eugenic and neo-Malthusian slant. She was just one of many Western and Indian birth control…
Book cover. A baby resting on her mother's torso and shoulder looks wide-eyed at the camera. Title of the book "Birth in the age of AIDS" is written in red on top of the photo, and the subtitle "Women, reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India" is written in red at the bottom. Screen reader support enabled. Book cover. A baby resting on her mother's torso and shoulder looks wide-eyed at the camera. Title of the book "Birth in the age of AIDS" is written in red on top of the photo, and the subtitle "Women, reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India" is written in red at the bottom.

Book Review: Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India

Cecilia Van Hollen’s 2013 ethnography (published by Stanford University Press) of low caste, low-income women living with HIV in Tamil Nadu is refreshingly incongruous. Despite overwhelming global evidence that married women are especially likely to contract HIV, and that risk is multiplied if they’re already impoverished or marginalized, most discourse still focuses on other so-called…
Photo zoomed in on a pregnant woman's belly, which is unclothed. Her hands rest at the top and bottom of her belly.

Reproductive Technologies – A Feminist Analysis

In the last two decades the use of reproductive technologies[1] (RTs) has become an inevitable and often indispensable part of women’s lives. The increased knowledge about and availability of a wide range of RTs  – both old and new – has redefined ‘traditional’ notions of conception and procreation. The introduction of each new device or…
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