Call for Papers: Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality, and Medicine Across Post-War Europe, 1945-1991

A workshop organised by the Centre for the Study of Health, Ethics and Society, University of Hamburg Friday 9 June and Saturday 10 June 2023, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg How can gender and sexuality – broadly conceived both methodologically and thematically – help to inform historical understanding of the role of medicine in post-war Europe? This conference … More Call for Papers: Beyond Binaries: Gender, Sexuality, and Medicine Across Post-War Europe, 1945-1991

Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe

Review by David Peace On 30 October 2020, in defiance of anti-COVID-19 measures to restrict public gatherings, over 100,000 mask-clad demonstrators took to the streets of Warsaw to protest proposed changes to Poland’s abortion laws. Only a few days earlier, on 22 October, Poland’s constitutional tribunal ruled that abortions sought on the grounds of ‘foetal … More Unlearning Eugenics: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Disability in Post-Nazi Europe

Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe

By Kate Docking. On 24 June 2021, a European Parliament resolution declared that sexual and reproductive rights are a fundamental aspect of women’s rights and gender equality. The document stressed that European Union member states should provide all women with ‘safe and legal’ access to abortion. The resolution drew on the ‘highly restrictive laws prohibiting … More Women’s Reproductive Rights in Post-War Europe