Articles/Essays – Volume 36, No. 3

Bodies, Babies, and Birth Control

2003: Melissa Proctor, “Bodies, Babies, and Birth Control,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 36 no. 3 (2003): 159-175.

In this paper I will explore official and unofficial messages that theLDS church has sent to girls and women about childbearing during the twentieth century and the effect those messages have had on women’sreproductive choices.