Wendy Kline

Wendy Kline

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Wendy Kline is Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine at Purdue University, where she teaches courses on U.S. women's history, the history of sexuality, and the history of medicine. She is the author of two books, Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave (2010) and Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom (2001). She is currently writing a book on the history of childbirth in late twentieth-century America.

Twitter: @klineWkline.


  • Bodies of Evidence: Activists, Patients, and the FDA Regulation of Depo Provera
  • Coming Home: Modern Midwifery and the Controversy over Home Birth
  • Marriage, Family, and Eugenics in the Twentieth Century
  • Reexamining the Pelvic: Medical Education and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Rethinking Women's Health and Second-Wave Feminism

Process: A Blog for American History

How to Train an Obstetrician: Lessons from the Chicago Maternity Center