By Leslie J. Reagan

Risky Pregnancies tells the mostly forgotten tale of the German measles epidemic of the early Nineteen Sixties and the way it created nationwide anxiousness approximately loss of life, disabled, and “dangerous” infants. This epidemic may finally rework abortion politics, produce new technological know-how, and support construct of the main enduring social pursuits of the overdue 20th century--the reproductive rights and the incapacity rights pursuits. At so much a minor rash and fever for girls, German measles (also referred to as rubella), if shriveled while pregnant, may lead to miscarriages, baby deaths, and critical beginning defects within the baby. Award-winning author Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the 1st time the discoveries and dilemmas of this affliction in a booklet choked with intimate stories--including riveting court testimony, mystery investigations of girls and medical professionals for abortion, and startling media graphics of kids with disabilities. In exploring a sickness that modified the United States, harmful Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social activities that also form person lives, being pregnant, drugs, legislations, and politics.

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