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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

Trent History of Medicine Lecture Series:

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.

Raul Necochea, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor,
Department of History at UNC Chapel Hill.


All are welcome to attend. Light lunch will be served.


April 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Rachel Ingold
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Duke University Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room Rubenstein Library Room 153
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC United States
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