Professor Violetta Hionidou (University of Newcastle), ‘Using emmenagogues and abortifacients in Modern Greece, 1830-1967’ Greece currently has one of the most liberal laws on abortion.
While we know quite a lot about abortion in Greece in the second half of the 20th century, we know much less about earlier times. This paper explores when, how and why abortion became such an important method of birth control in Greece. It explores the intersections of popular culture, law, religion and medicine in bringing a wide acceptance and practice of abortion as a birth control method in Greece.
This British School at Athens Virtual Upper House Seminar was recorded on 30 November 2020.