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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work ...

Women's Leadership in the Reproductive Rights Movement
Women's leadership in the reproductive rights movement

The central tenet of the reproductive rights movement in the United States is that women should be able to control their own fertility and, if they choose, limit their family size. Accordingly, the movement largely focuses on two fronts: the right to access birth control and contraception to prevent pregnancy and the right to access abortion to end a pregnancy.

The reproductive rights movement in the United States is a relatively young one. It was not until the late 19th century that the “voluntary motherhood” movement began to publicly advocate ...

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