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Reaching for Health: The Australian women’s health movement and public policy

Gray, Gwendolyn

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The women’s health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded ‘indecent’. Moreover, women dared to criticise revered institutions, such as the medical system. Yet for all its perceived radicalism,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2012
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35534
DOI: 10.22459/RH.01.2012
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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