John D. Lantos and Diane S. Lauderdale. Preterm Babies, Fetal Patients, and Childbearing Choices. Cambridge, USA: MIT Press, 2015. [Book Review]
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In Preterm Babies, Fetal Patients, and Childbearing Choices, John D. Lantos and Diane S. Lauderdale describe two conflicting narratives about pregnancy and premature birth in the twentieth century. The first focuses on the history of women’s reproductive liberty, beginning with the establishment of laws protecting women’s rights to contraceptives and the legalisation of abortion in the U.S.A., and following through to patient-centred birth plans and the suite of assisted reproductive technologies now available to women.