Emotions, fertility, and the 1940s woman.


This paper looks at the ways that women's reproductive issues, particularly sterility, were explained during the post-World War II period. In the absence of a clear physiological basis, sterility was depicted as a product of psychoanalytic causes rooted in women's psychology. When women were yearning for a reason for their infertility and desperate for… (More)


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@article{Epstein2003EmotionsFA, title={Emotions, fertility, and the 1940s woman.}, author={Randi Hutter Epstein}, journal={Journal of public health policy}, year={2003}, volume={24 2}, pages={195-211} }