German measles

German measles

Book review - Dangerous pregnancies: mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Review of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America by Leslie J. Reagan. Dangerous Pregnancies examines how rubella, also known as German measles was discovered; how responses to rubella, and fears of it, resonated in the efforts to make abortion legal and accessible in the United States; how class, race, and privilege all played roles in abortion access; how disability activism and eugenics were mobilized to promote vaccinations and abortions; how vaccines and vaccination programs got adopted; and how these all issues link.

Rubella (German measles) in pregnancy

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English
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Online
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Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Outlines the risk of severe birth defects if a woman gets rubella early in pregnancy. Explains that women of child-bearing age can be tested for immunity to rubella; if they are not immune and not pregnant, they can be vaccinated.

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