Wheelers Books
Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics

Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Enhanced edition)

By Tankard Reist, Melinda

  • RRP: $29.99
  • $29.99
  • Available

Todays society demands physical perfection from all and regards medical and scientific technologies as saviours to be embraced whatever the cost. To have a child who has been diagnosed with a disability is deemed not just unnecessary, but careless and even immoral. Defiant Birth ...tells the courageous stories of women who continued their pregnancies despite intense pressure from doctors, family members and social expectations. These women were told they shouldnt have their babies because of a perceived imperfection in the child, or because their own disabilities do not fit within the parameters of what a mother should be. In the face of silent disapproval and open hostility, they have confronted the stigma of disability and had their children anyway. Some of the writers tell of grave misdiagnosis, others of life-changing experiences, discovering the joy and love in children considered unworthy of life.
Read more

ISBN 9781925581911
Published AU 1 Apr 2019
Publisher Spinifex Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Enhanced edition
Availability
Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925581911
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Spinifex Press
Imprint Spinifex Press
Published 1 Apr 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Enhanced edition
Edition Enhanced edition
Author(s) By Tankard Reist, Melinda
Category Social & Ethical Issues: Abortion
Australian
Number of Pages 338
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 215mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 375g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade

TOP