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Rationalizing Sex: Family Planning And The Making Of Modern Lovers In Urban Greece

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Family planning has been imported to Greece as a means of encouraging individuals to become modern adults by rationalizing their sexual relations and fertility-control efforts. But family-planning discourse neglects how such factors as emotion and so-alled traditional belief—including gender norms— guide people's reasonable actions. In this article, I examine how the purported gender neutrality of family-planning advocacy and its reliance on riskmanagement models fails to speak to women's experiences and undermines family planners' goals for women's autonomy, [family planning, abortion, gender, sexuality, modernity, risk, Greece]

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