Social Class and Infertility in AmericaeBook - 2014
Despite the fact that, statistically, women of low socioeconomic status (SES) experience greater difficulty conceiving children, infertility is generally understood to be a wealthy, white woman's issue. In Misconception, Ann V. Bell overturns such historically ingrained notions of infertility by examining the experiences of poor women and women of color. These women, so the stereotype would have it, are simply too fertile. The fertility of affluent and of poor women is perceived differently, and these perceptions have political and social consequences, as social policies have entrenched these.
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey ;, London :, Rutgers University Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 166 pages)