Conceiving Cuba: Reproduction, Women, and the State in Post-Soviet Cuba

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INDEX
abortions: access to, 42– 43; as act of nurturance/responsibility, 77– 81; contraceptives and, 72– 74; as fertility limitation, 68– 70; genetic counseling and, 54; late, 70, 86– 88, 90, 148n3; legrados (dilation & curettage abortions), 70, 71, 73, 87– 88, 90– 91, 148n2; modernity and, 81– 83; openness about, 77– 78, 89; pharmaceutical, 73, 148n4; policies on, 70– 72; regulaciones (vacuum aspiration abortions), 70, 71, 73, 84, 86– 88, 90– 91, 148n2, 149n16; risk and, 70– 73, 86, 90– 91; unnecessary, 88, 90– 91; unwanted kinship ties and, 132– 33, 134
Afro- Cubans, 4, 57, 122, 127
Alexander, M. Jacqui, 34
babies, low- birth- weight, 41, 46– 48, 49, 54, 61, 64– 65
babies, premature, 41, 61
Bebel, August, 11, 24, 139
Bengelsdorf, Carollee, 39, 147n6
birth, medicalization of, 41– 42, 61
birth control pills, 43, 84– 85, 95
birthrate, 43, 44, 47, 69, 138, 142
birth weight, 41, 46– 48, 49, 54, 61, 64– 65
Bledsoe, Caroline, 135, 151n7
boarding schools, 32– 33, 73– 74
Bohemia (magazine), 33, 112, 121, 143
Brennan, Denise, 115
Brotherton, P. Sean, 49, 112
Bush administration, 49, 121, 134
camellos (passenger tractor- trailers), 105
Canada, 48, 119, 120
caregiving: state and, 100– 104, 130– 31; women’s responsibility for, 139. See also childcare; nurturance
Castro, Fidel: on abortion, 71; military masculinity of, 35– 36; on public health, 49; on sex work, 126; on taxi drivers, 106; wet foot/dry foot policy of, 15; on women and the revolution, 13, 31, 40; on women in the workforce, 36, 39
Castro, Raúl, 14, 107, 138, 142, 150n5
Castro Espín, Mariela, 140
Catholicism, 71, 115
Center for Youth Studies, 143
childcare: Castro on, 36; in productive sphere, 39; provided by state, 13, 22, 31; shortages of, 38, 78, 108, 138; state employment and, 95– 99, 108– 9; in United States, 8, 12, 111– 12, 145n12. See also nurturance
children: beliefs about importance of, 75– 76; fostering of, 148– 49n7; migration and, 133– 34; rations for, 2; remittances and, 121
China, 8, 115
class: culture and, 57; fertility and, 82; gender divisions and, 27– 28; occupations and, 21; social reproduction and, 11
Colen, Shellee, 9
colonialism, 26– 27, 33, 130, 131
compliance, 55– 58, 60
Conceiving the New World Order (Ginsburg and Rapp), 6
conditions (for raising a child), 78– 81, 82– 83, 90, 91– 92, 121, 128– 30, 138
condoms, 42, 85, 89
contraceptives: abortion and, 72– 74; access to, 42, 43– 44; gender and, 88– 89; lack of improvement in, 91; lack of information about, 44, 83, 95; risks of, 83– 86; state’s neglect of, 147n17; use of, 69– 70
Cuba (magazine), 40
Cuban Communist Party, 25
Cuban Workers’ Union, 39
CUC (Cuban convertible pesos), 15, 63, 96, 97, 99, 111, 145n2
day care. See childcare
desvinculados (unemployed persons), 97, 119, 150n9
diaphragms, 42, 43
diet, during pregnancy, 2, 52, 61, 62
disability, 128, 131
discipline: of doctors, 63– 65; governance through, 7; high fertility and, 82; maternity homes and, 62– 63; noncompliance and, 56– 59; prenatal care and, 48, 52– 57; socialist morality and, 28, 40, 55– 57, 66– 67
divorce, 37

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