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Pregnancy and Personhood: The Maternal-Fetal Relationship in America, 1850 to the Present

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 17:30 to 18:30

Presented by the Archives for Women in Medicine, a project of the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library, in partnership with the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine:

Pregnancy and Personhood:
The Maternal-Fetal Relationship in America, 1850 to the Present

Rebecca M. Kluchin, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento

This talk explores the maternal-fetal relationship in American society and medicine over the past century and half.  It also examines the ways in which changing definitions of fetal rights, fetal personhood, maternal responsibility, and abortion have shaped public policy and influenced the experiences and cultural understanding of pregnancy for millions of American women. For more information on Professor Kluchin’s project, click here.

April 2, 2015
5:30 PM

Reception at 5:00pm, with refreshments.

Lahey Room, fifth floor
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required. To register, click here or email us at ContactChom@hms.harvard.edu.