Fixing Men

by Matthew C. Gutmann

Book review

Most studies on reproductive rights make women their focus, but in Fixing Men, Matthew Gutmann illuminates what men in the Mexican state of Oaxaca say and do about contraception, sex, and AIDS. Based on extensive fieldwork, this breakthrough study by a preeminent anthropologist of men and masculinities reveals how these men and the women in their lives make decisions about birth control, how they cope with the plague of AIDS, and the contradictory healing techniques biomedical and indigenous medical practitioners employ for infertility, impotence, and infidelity. Gutmann talks with men during and after their vasectomies and discovers why some opt for sterilization while so many others feel "planned out of family planning."

Title
ISBN9780520253308
Author
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Release date 06.11.2007
Pages count280
File size7.1 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3.46 (28 votes)

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