Andaya, Elise. Conceiving Cuba: Reproduction, Women, and the State in the Post-Soviet Era.

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Andaya, Elise. Conceiving Cuba: Reproduction, Women, and the State in the Post-Soviet Era. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014, pp. 192, ISBN: 978-0-8135-6520-0.

A look at how, with the island's political and economic future in question, reproduction has become the subject of heated public debates and agonizing private decisions. Drawing from several years of first-hand observations and interviews, the author takes an inside look at Cuba's households and medical systems. Along the way, the author (an assistant professor of anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York) introduces the reader to the women who wrestle with...

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