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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's and Gender Studies research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender, its function in cultures and societies, and its intersections with race and class.

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Selected Documentaries

HBO Documentary Films ; directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing ; for Home Box Office, supervising producer, Sara Bernstein ; a Loki Films production.
Published: [New York, NY] : Home Box Office : [Distributed by] HBO Home Entertainment, [2010]
Summary: "The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla. is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America.On one corner stands the abortion clinic A Woman's World; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, an ambiguously named pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass." UF LIBRARY WEST DVD (2nd Floor) -- DVD 6074
Concentric Media ; produced in association with KTEH-TV, San José ; produced and directed by Dorothy Fadiman.
Published: Menlo Park, Ca. : Concentric Media, c2010.

Summary: A documentary on the efforts to legalize abortion in the United States and on the social and medical dangers of illegal abortions prior to Roe vs Wade. UF LIBRARY WEST DVD (2nd Floor) DVD 720

Thinkfilm and Above the Sea presents a Tony Kaye film ; producer, Tony Kaye ; directed by Tony Kaye.
Published: [New York] : Thinkfilm ; Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2008].
Summary: A look at the subject of abortion where equal time is given to both sides, covering arguments from either extremes of the spectrum, as well as those at the center.  UF LIBRARY WEST DVD (2nd Floor) DVD 3497
Trapped: What remains of a woman's right to choose
"Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women"
UF LIBRARY WEST DVD (2nd Floor) DVD 9550  

Selected Websites

Abortion Information Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2020 (UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissione)r

Abortion Policies and Reproductive Health Around the World (United Nations)

Center for Reproductive Rights

Guttmacher Institute: Advancing sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research, policy analysis and public education.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Who Decides? The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States

National Abortion Federation

NOW and Abortion RIghts/ Reproductive Justice:

Reproductive Health Data and Statistics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Florida Home Page

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