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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 nervousness approximately death, disabled, and “dangerous” infants. This epidemic may finally rework abortion politics, produce new technology, and aid construct of the main enduring social activities of the past due 20th century--the reproductive rights and the incapacity rights pursuits. At so much a minor rash and fever for ladies, German measles (also often called rubella), if shriveled while pregnant, may well bring about miscarriages, baby deaths, and critical start defects within the baby. Award-winning author Leslie J. Reagan chronicles for the 1st time the discoveries and dilemmas of this ailment in a e-book jam-packed with intimate stories--including riveting court docket testimony, mystery investigations of girls and medical professionals for abortion, and startling media snap shots of youngsters with disabilities. In exploring a affliction that modified the US, risky Pregnancies powerfully illuminates social pursuits that also form person lives, being pregnant, medication, legislation, and politics.

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