“For the public good” : birth control access in Ontario, 1920-1940

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dc.contributor.advisor Twohig, Peter
dc.creator Clyde, Marina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-07T14:41:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-07T14:41:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other HQ766.5 C3 C59 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27971
dc.description iv, 140 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 132-140).
dc.description.abstract Despite a Criminal Code ban on the publication of birth control information, private clinics and companies were able to sell and provide birth control products to the public between the 1920s and 1940s. As these were the only avenues through which many Ontario women could access birth control, women were forced to rely on these organizations who often placed their private interests before the effectiveness or safety of the products they provided. This study explores the ways in which the Canadian government and medical establishment contributed to these conditions by refusing to engage in birth control debates or alter laws to protect the safety of women. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HQ766.5.C3
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control -- Ontario -- History
dc.title “For the public good” : birth control access in Ontario, 1920-1940 en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in History
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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