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Page numbers followed by f indicate illustrations; page numbers followed by t indi-
cate tables.
aborto (abortion), 95–97; and class dif-
ferences, 152–53; Cytotec used for,
96–98, 213n7; and
iuds,
212n12;
legality of, 152–53
absorption, 40, 177
access to medical services: as indicator
of social differences, 129–30, 131. See
also health care, private versus public
actor–network theories
(ant),
178–79
advertising campaigns: for Depo-
Provera, 134–35; for drospirenone,
148; for menstrual suppression, 71. See
also marketing of sex hormones
aesthetics. See beauty
Akrich, Madeleine, 8
Andrade, Oswald de, 197–98
anthropology, 55–56, 175–80, 194–97
anvisa,
174
Appadurai, Arjun, 177
Aquino, Estela, 32
Association of Reproductive Health Pro-
fessionals, 74
atendimento (attention), 29–30, 129, 130,
139–40, 150–51
atras
(Travesti Association of Salva-
dor), 21, 109–11, 123–24
awareness of the body: and menstrua-
tion, 44, 86–87; of the uterus, 50–52.
See also knowledge about the body
Bahia, Brazil, 22
Bancroft, John, 80
Barad, Karen, 184
baroque, the, 22, 193, 195
Barry, Andrew, 162
beauty: and the baroque, 195; as capital,
36–37; and implants, 171, 173; impor-
tance of appearance, 33–34, 36–37;
production of, 191. See also cuidar-se
(self-care)
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