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Cambridge University
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history of sexuality, gender studies, social history of medicine, historical demography
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About Me

My research interests cover the fields of the histories of Switzerland, Britain and France in the twentieth century. In particular, I am interested in the social history of medicine, the history of sexuality and reproduction, the history of the family and the history of gender.

I am currently starting a new research project on youth sexuality in Britain (1960-2000) , funded by the Wellcome Trust.


Recent Publications

Caroline Rusterholz, “Deux enfants c’est déjà pas mal”, Famille et fécondité en Suisse, 1955-1970. Editions Antipodes, Lausanne, 2017.

Yuliya Hilevych, Caroline Rusterholz, “Two children to make ends meet”: the ideal family size, parental responsibilities and costs of children on two sides of the Iron Curtain during the post-war fertility decline, The History of the Family, forthcoming 2018.

Caroline Rusterholz, ‘Testing the Gräfenberg Ring in Interwar Britain: Norman Haire, Helena Wright and the Debate over Statistical Evidence, Side Effects, and Intrauterine Contraception’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 72 (4), 2017, 448–467.

Caroline Rusterholz,English and French women doctors in international debates on contraception (1920-1935)’, Social History of Medicine,  31 (2),2018,  328–347

Caroline Rusterholz, ‘Fathers in 1960s’ Switzerland: A silent revolution?’, in Gender and History, 27(3), 2015, 828–843.

Caroline Rusterholz, ‘Costs of children and models of parenthood: Evidence from two Swiss cities’, in Journal of family history, 40(2), 2015, 208-229.

Caroline Rusterholz, ‘Reproductive behaviour and contraceptive practices in comparative perspective, Switzerland (1955-1970)’, in The History of the Family, 20(1), 2015, 41-68.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Royaume-Uni, Switzerland, France
Expertise by Geography
England, France
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Sexuality, Women