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Minnesota Public Radio presents The Fertility Race Part One: From Barren to Infertile, by Stephen Smith

From Barren to Infertile
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THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED with being infertile has troubled Americans since colonial times. Women were usually blamed. In From Barren to Infertile, this first installment of The Fertility Race, Stephen Smith explores how, historically, American society has regarded and treated the infertile.

Begin the nine-page historical overview:
1. Barren in the New World

In these 1848 illustrations, a young couple is portrayed a day after marriage and a year after marriage. [Library of Congress]
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Major funding for "The Fertility Race" is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.