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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 demise, disabled, and “dangerous” infants. This epidemic could eventually remodel abortion politics, produce new technological know-how, and aid construct of the main enduring social hobbies of the past due 20th century--the reproductive rights and the incapacity rights events. At such a lot a minor rash and fever for ladies, German measles (also referred to as rubella), if reduced in size while pregnant, might lead to miscarriages, little one deaths, and severe delivery defects within the infant. Award-winning author Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the 1st time the discoveries and dilemmas of this illness in a publication packed with intimate stories--including riveting court testimony, mystery investigations of girls and medical professionals for abortion, and startling media pictures of youngsters with disabilities. In exploring a disorder that modified the US, risky Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social hobbies that also form person lives, being pregnant, medication, legislation, and politics.

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