Psychiatry as the ‘Trojan Horse’?: Abortion Reform in Postwar Britain

Psychiatry as the ‘Trojan Horse’?: Abortion Reform in Postwar Britain
Date
08 May 2018, 17:30 to 08 May 2018, 19:30
Series
Life-Cycles
Type
Seminar
Venue
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Sarah Rose Crook , University of Oxford

In 1976 Raymond Illsley and Marion H. Hall wrote that ‘Psychiatry became the Trojan Horse by which liberal abortion was introduced into societies with restrictive laws but humane ideologies.’ This paper examines this claim and interrogates how social anxieties were made visible through a concern for women’s mental health.


Chair: Simon Sleight

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