David Larsson Heidenblad

exhibition Än sen då? [So what?]. It was the brainchild of a group of architecture students at Chalmers, including the previously mentioned Håkan Sundberg. The exhibition was built in room-size sections of corrugated cardboard. Each room confronted the visitor with texts and pictures portraying humanity’s living conditions. One section was about the Earth’s limited resources. Another dealt with the rich world’s luxury consumption and space travel. A third highlighted developing countries’ poverty and lack of contraception. In the

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden
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Gill Haddow

contraceptive implants demonstrate a willingness to be implanted despite other alternative means of contraception that do not involve this procedure (Davie et al., 1996 ). The social stratification of cyborgisation or ‘cyborg sexism’ may remain an on-going concern. An ambiguity of benefiting from cyborgisation – a new vulnerability? The effects that ICDs have on individuals and their significant others is also troubling. Most psychological studies 7 conducted with ICD patients repeatedly document the prevalence of anxiety, depression and even anger in the ICD population

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Jane Brooks

return home,137 but suggests that such an attitude towards the generation of women who returned to ‘normal’ civilian life after the Second World War is unnecessarily pejorative. Women wanted to marry and have a family.138 The critical issue was that, unlike the men they married, the social pressure to not work outside the home once married was significant. In the absence of contraception that enabled the women themselves to control child-­birth, the birth rate rose rapidly.139 With the closing of nurseries at the end of hostilities, many women had no choice but to

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Dietary advice and agency in North America and Britain
Nicos Kefalas

winter cold and chill’. 71 ‘Contraception: pill may cause vitamin deficiency’, The Times , 7 August 1972, p. 9. 72 L. Rogak, Dr Robert Atkins: The True Story of the Man behind the War on Carbohydrates (London: Robson, 2005), p. 72

in Balancing the self
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Teaching ‘relaxed living’ in post-war Britain
Ayesha Nathoo

education campaigns on ‘alcoholism, cigarette smoking, cancer, VD, contraception, etc.’, he regretted that there had been ‘nothing about overcoming stress’. The responsibility for teacher provision and the development of health education classes on the topic of overcoming stress, he thought, should have been with the ‘Health Education Council, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, the Society for Health Education … in co-operation with the Department of Health and Social Security, and the Department of Education and Science’. 74

in Balancing the self
Thomas D’haeninck
Jan Vandersmissen
Gita Deneckere
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Christophe Verbruggen

health in the world. It has projects on a range of issues such as AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, abortion, family planning, maternal mortality, genital mutilation, women’s and children’s health and sexual violence. The centre’s strength is the dynamic interaction between multidisciplinary science and development cooperation and the implementation of research

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The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

plans,” included the white housing plan, suggesting that the city council ban speculation and legitimate squatting as a means to solve the housing shortage, and the white wives plan to create reproductive health clinics which offered advice and contraception for young women. The Provos gained enough popularity to win a seat on the city council in 1966. By 1967, the members of the group declared the Provos dead and moved on to other projects. In 1969, squatting re-emerged with three groups that publicly squatted

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