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The evolution of care in the areas of reproductive and sexual health: Brazil, 20th century

Technical and practical works on the reproduction and sexuality processes conducted in Brazil, in the last century, are the subject of this article. Therefore, authors review the history and emphasize three moments: the first one, until the 1950's, when the basis of public responsibility is defined specially regarding maternity and medical interventions are carried out in order to moralize the sexuality field; second, between the 1950's and 1970's, when the clinical and educative health care is consolidated and directed to women reproductive process and complications on men and women sexual apparatus; third, when broader political bases are built regarding health care, reproduction and sexuality.

public health; reproduction; sexuality

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