Fetal Images: The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction

@article{Petchesky1987FetalIT,
  title={Fetal Images: The Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproduction},
  author={Rosalind Pollack Petchesky},
  journal={Feminist Studies},
  year={1987},
  volume={13},
  pages={263}
}
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