Selected peer-reviewed publications (2012 - present)

On Poland

Agata Ignaciuk and Agnieszka Kościańska, “Regendering childbirth: Catholicism, medical activism, and birth preparation in post-war Poland,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, advance online access 17 April 2023. Preprint

Agata Chełstowska and Agata Ignaciuk, “Criminalization, medicalization, and stigmatization. Genealogies of abortion activism in Poland,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 48 no. 2 (2023): 423-453. Journal website

Natalia Jarska and Agata Ignaciuk, “Marriage, gender and demographic change: managing fertility in state-socialist Poland,” Slavic Review 81 no. 1 (2022): 142-162. Open access link

Agnieszka Kościańska, Agata Ignaciuk and Agata Chełstowska, “Catholic intimacies: Negotiating contraception in late communist Poland,” Journal of Religious History 46 no. 3 (2022): 483-502. Open access link

Natalia Jarska and Agata Ignaciuk, “Premarital sex in state-socialist Poland: A generational perspective,” East European Politics, Societies and Cultures. Online first 7 May 2022. Preprint

Agata Ignaciuk, “Innovation and maladjustment. Contraceptive technologies in state-socialist Poland, 1950s-1970s,” Technology and Culture 63 no. 1 (2022): 182-208. Preprint

Agata Ignaciuk, “In sickness and in health. Expert discussions on abortion indications, risks and patient-doctor relationship in postwar Poland,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 95 no. 1 (2021): 83-112. Preprint

Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska and Agata Ignaciuk, “Family planning advice in state-socialist Poland, 1950s–1980s: Local and transnational exchanges,” Medical History 64 no. 2 (2020): 240-266. Preprint

Agata Ignaciuk, “No man’s land? Gendering contraception in family planning advice literature in state-socialist Poland (1950s–1980s),” Social History of Medicine 33 no. 4 (2019): 1327-1349. Open access link

Agata Ignaciuk, “‘Clueless about contraception’: The introduction and circulation of the contraceptive pill in state-socialist Poland (1960s-1970s),” Medicina nei Secoli. Arte e Scienza 26 no. 2 (2014): 509-535. Open access link

Agata Ignaciuk, “‘Ten szkodliwy zabieg’. Dyskursy na temat aborcji w publikacjach Towarzystwa Świadomego Macierzyństwa/Towarzystwa Planowania Rodziny (1956-1980),” Zeszyty Etnologii Wrocławskiej 20 (1) (2014): 75-97. Open access link

On Spain

Agata Ignaciuk and Christabelle Sethna, “Charters for choice: Abortion travel, abortion referral networks and Spanish women’s transnational reproductive agency, 1975–1985,” Gender & History 32 no. 2 (2020): 286-303. Open access link

Agata Ignaciuk and Alba Villén Jiménez, “¿Una pequeña revolución sexual? Experiencias de sexualidad y anticoncepción de mujeres andaluzas entre los años cincuenta y ochenta del siglo XX,” Dynamis 38 no. 2 (2018): 303-331. Open access link

Teresa Ortiz-Gómez and Agata Ignaciuk, “The fight for family planning in Spain during late Francoism and transition to democracy,” Journal of Women’s History 32 no. 2 (2018): 38-62. Project Muse link

Teresa Ortiz-Gómez and Agata Ignaciuk, “‘Pregnancy and labour cause more deaths than oral contraceptives’: The debate on the pill in the Spanish press in the 1960s and 1970s,” Public Understanding of Science 24 no. 6 (2015): 658-671. Journal website

Agata Ignaciuk, “Publicidad farmacéutica y género: anuncios de la píldora en España (1964–1985)”, Medicina e Historia 1 (2014): 4-21. Open access link


Agata Ignaciuk and Laura Kelly, “Contraception and Catholicism in the twentieth century: Transnational perspectives on expert, activist and intimate practices,” Medical History 64 no. 2 (2020): 163-172. Open access link

Teresa Ortiz-Gómez and Agata Ignaciuk, “Investigar y comunicar la historia de la anticoncepción,” Atlánticas. Revista Internacional de Estudios Feministas 4 no. 1 (2019): 64-85. Open access link

Teresa Ortiz-Gómez and Agata Ignaciuk, “Historia de la anticoncepción e historia oral, una revisión bibliográfica,” Dynamis 38 no. 2 (2018): 293-302. Open access link

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