A groundbreaking new work on the global battle over reproductive rights by the author of The New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming
“Think of Goldberg as the Al Gore of a sexual equality crisis. Reproductive freedom is not just a matter of justice, it’s a matter of survival.” – The American Prospect
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg’s brilliant investigation of the global struggle over women’s reproductive rights—”the worldwide battle between the forces of modernity and those of reaction, being fought on the terrain of women’s bodies”
Through Goldberg’s meticulous reporting across four continents, The Means of Reproduction highlights the past and present of feminist activism around the world. In the face of a new wave of authoritarianism, we can look to the stories within this book—from an abortion provider turned health minister of Ghana to survivors of domestic abuse in India to pioneers of access to birth control throughout the Global South—as both blueprint and inspiration. With broad historical scope and lucid prose, Goldberg’s analysis demonstrates that women’s rights are key to flourishing societies.