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“The Scarlet Woman in Person”: The Establishment of a Family Planning Service in Northern Ireland, 1950-1974’

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McCormick, Leanne (2008) “The Scarlet Woman in Person”: The Establishment of a Family Planning Service in Northern Ireland, 1950-1974’. Social History of Medicine, 21 (2). pp. 345-360. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1093/shm/hkn028

Abstract

There is now an increasing body of research on the history of birth control and family planning. However, little work has yet been carried out on the provision and establishment of clinics at a local and regional level after 1945. This article seeks to fill this gap by describing and interpreting the establishment of a family planning service in Northern Ireland from the 1950s onwards. The distinctive religious, social, political and cultural situation in the province ensured that the manner in which clinics were established and the issues and difficulties that were faced differed from those elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland provides a valuable case-study of how local and regional differences influenced the establishment and growth of family planning services.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
ID Code:12175
Deposited By:Dr Leanne McCormick
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 07:24
Last Modified:04 Feb 2013 12:34

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