Picturing the Life Course of Procreative Choice
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law
UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010
UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 10-24
For a substantial part of women’s lives, regulating fertility is a primary project. This Article depicts the life course of women’s procreative choice through a series of complex visual representations of data derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 and the National Survey of Family Growth 2002. These graphic representations illustrate that preventing procreation, through a variety of choices, including contraception, sterilization, abortion, abstinence, and partner choice, occupies most of a woman’s fertile years, as compared with childbirth.
Keywords: procreative choice, sexual and reproduction rights, legal history
Date posted: August 31, 2010