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This book took me on a journey through 1970s Alabama health care for young black women in regards to family planning. This did not go the way I had thought and I was heartbroken for many reasons while reading. 1) the government used these clinics to sterilize not just poor women of color, but minors. Young girls that never knew what was happening to them. 2) medical professionals taking it up on themselves to decide who should and shouldn’t have children. Making women sign sterilization forms under duress (during middle of deliveries). 3) providing unregulated drugs to women without proper knowledge. 4) Taking advantage of language barriers and back then, the fact many people of color in the poor communities couldn’t read or write.I found myself outraged because while this story isn’t real, what this story is about is very real and while it might not be as bad as it was back then, it is still done.
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- Name: Take My Hand
- Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez
- Language: English
- Genre: Women’s Fiction
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Price: Free
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