The Politics of Women's Health

Women's Health poster

The Politics of Women's Health: Santa Cruz and Beyond
McHenry Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Spring 1999

This exhibit followed an inspiring and fascinating path through the historicities of women's health. It featured historical books on women's health from the 1890s-1930, pivotal books on women's health from the 1970s-1990s, photographs and other documents about Margaret Sanger and the beginnings of birth control, documentation on the history of Planned Parenthood and reproductive rights in Santa Cruz, the arrest of Santa Cruz midwives in the 1970s and their key influence on changing the California laws covering midwifery, the history and current activities of the Santa Cruz Women's Health Collective and Center, and other Santa Cruz women's health organizations.