`Gestocktes Blut' oder `verfallen'? Widersprüchliche Redeweisen über unerwünschte Schwangerschaften und deren Abbruch zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik

Translated title of the contribution: `Blocked menses' or `done for'? Contradictory narratives of unwanted pregnancies and their termination in Weimar Germany

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Abstract

Evaluating judicial abortion trials this chapter examines two quite different ways women spoke about their unwanted pregnancies, referring both to a pre-modern concept of `blocked blood' as well as medically informed narratives of pregnancies. It shows not only how women continued to adhere to traditional body images while also adopting a medical point-of-view but also how they would choose the former to make sense of both their physical fate and their decision to intervene in it.
Translated title of the contribution`Blocked menses' or `done for'? Contradictory narratives of unwanted pregnancies and their termination in Weimar Germany
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationGeschichte des Ungeborenen. Zur Erfahrungs- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte der Schwangerschaft, 17. - 20. Jahrhundert
EditorsBarbara Duden, Jürgen Schlumbohm, Patrice Veit
Place of PublicationGöttingen
PublisherVandenhoek & Rupprecht
Pages293-326
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)3-525-35365-0
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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