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Unformatted text preview: o Service poor and deprived Sterilization and Eugenics: • Mid 19 th century eugenics movement • From 1907-eugenics laws; 1927 US Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of VA sterilization laws • 1930s-1940s most compulsory sterilizations • US eugenics model adopted by Nazi Germany • Eugenics and miscegenation laws Stats: • US has most delivered babies from ages 15-19 year olds—shows our cultural views of childhood and sexuality • Highest Teen Birth Rate: MI, TX, AZ, AR, NM (2000) • Lowest Teen Birth Rate: Mass, NH, VT, ME, ND (all northeastern except ND) • Highest Abortion Rate of teens: DC, NJ, NY, ND, NV, CA (states that still have abortion facilities—80% of counties in US do not have facilities) Reproductive Health: • Is really of the whole person • Includes: physical, mental, and emotional health...
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- Spring '07
- Compulsory sterilization, teen birth rate, century eugenics movement