Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban Greece

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Index
abortion: as birth control method, 54–55, 143; criminalization of, 52–54, 271n23; decline in numbers of, 136; as demographic problem, 163, 196–97; within ethic of choice, 181, 182–83, 198; within ethic of service, 34, 51–52, 55–56, 58–60, 143–44, 199; within ethic of well-being, 35–36, 137–38, 199; family planning alternatives to, 102–3, 119, 126; feminist campaign to legalize, 180–84, 183 fig.; fertility decline linked to, 163, 185, 283nn41, 42; hidden aspect of, 58–59, 147; ikonoméa notion of, 61–62; for incestuous pregnancy, 145–46, 147; medical dangers of, 136–38, 140; method of, in Greece, 283–84n42 Orthodox church on, 60–61; parliamentary debate on, 184–89; pro-life movement against, 189–92, 191 fig.; as rationalized paradox, 121; resistance theory on, 122–23, 125–27; tradition-modernity clash on, 32, 140–41; ultrasound and, 246–47. See also legal abortion
abortion rate: compared to birthrate, 3, 173; compared to contraceptive methods, 106; compared to pregnancies, 163; before legalized abortion, 54, 112; in southern European countries, 272n28, 281n26; in United States, 112, 278n8
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 253
adoption, 194, 221–22, 289n6
advertising: for abortions, 53, 115; consumer-mother of, 241–46, 242 fig., 244 fig., 245 fig.; for contraceptive methods, 108, 133, 143, 194
After Nature (Strathern), 212
Aftόnomi Kénisi Yinekόn (Autonomous Women's Movement), 180, 181, 182, 183 fig.
Afxendiou, Georgia, 84
agency. See reproductive agency
aghepi (enduring love): in family planning context, 155; of heterosexual relationship, 149–50; of maternal relationship, 95–96
Agnew, Spiro, 272n32
agricultural communities. See rural communities
AIDS: cases of, in Greece, 132, 282nn30, 31; and decline in abortions, 136, 283n39; misperceptions about, 282–83n32 prophylactic protection against, 133, 134–35
Albanians: birthrate of, 162; as refugees, 169, 176; as scapegoats, 176
Alexander, Katherine, 39, 52; abortion experiences of, 56–58, 271n26; background of, 271n24
Alexander the Great, 169, 171, 286n9
Allen, Peter, 272n31

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