SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Alaina DiSalvo
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome has had a complicated history in medicine. But its path toward recognition has been unfortunately colored by a concern for preserving fertility instead of improving women's quality of life—even in groundbreaking feminist health guides like Our Bodies, Ourselves.
In her new book, assistant professor of history Brianna Theobald traces the long history of efforts by federal and local authorities to manage the reproductive lives of Native families, and the response from Native Americans themselves.