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Contraception Crossroads: Health Workers Encounter Family Planning in Mid-20th Century Latin America
April 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
lease join us Monday, April 30, at noon for our next Trent History of Medicine Lecture Series.
Raul Necochea, Ph.D., will present Contraception Crossroads: Health Workers Encounter Family Planning in Mid-20th Century Latin America.
Between the 1930s and the 1970s, health workers of different types began to embrace, slowly and selectively, the value of smaller families for all people in the region as well as to become used to new types of contraceptive technologies. What were the circumstances under which physicians, nurses, midwives, and social workers first encountered the use of birth control in Latin America? What they did do to advance and limit the use of contraception? How did they interact with birth control users? The answers to these questions help us better understand the context and the mindsets of people on the forefront of a momentous development: the normalization of family planning in the so-called Third World.
Dr. Nechochea is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History at the University North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The talk will be held on Monday, April 30, at noon in Room 153 of the Rubenstein Library at Duke University )West Campus).