Picturing the Life Course of Procreative Choice

UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 10-24

Posted: 31 Aug 2010  

Robert Goldstein

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Goldstein, Robert, Picturing the Life Course of Procreative Choice. UCLA Law Review Discourse, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010; UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 10-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1669474

Robert David Goldstein (Contact Author)

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