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The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Critical Issues in He)

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Since 2006, when the “morning-after pill” Plan B was first sold over the counter, sales of emergency contraceptives have soared, becoming an $80-million industry in the United States and throughout the Western world. But emergency contraception is nothing new. It has a long and often contentious history as the subject of clashes not only between medical researchers and religious groups, but also between different factions of feminist health advocates.

The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Synopsis:

The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

Synopsis:

In Reproducing Inequities, M. Catherine Maternowska argues that we too easily overlook the political dynamics that shape choices about family planning. Through a detailed study of the attempt to provide modern contraception in the community of Citandeacute; Soleil, Maternowska demonstrates the complex interplay between local and global politics that so often thwarts well-intended policy initiatives.

About the Author

HEATHER MUNRO PRESCOTT is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. She is the author of Student Bodies: The Impact of Student Health on American Society and Medicine and the award-winning A Doctor of Their Own: The History of Adolescent Medicine.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

1. A Second Revolution in Birth Control

2. Courageous Volunteers

3. Feminist Health Activism and the Feds

4. Balancing Safety and Choice

5. Building Consensus

6. Mainstreaming Emergency Contraception

7. From Paternalism to Patient Empowerment

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813551630
Author:
Prescott, Heather Munro, Prof.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Prescott, Heather Munro
Author:
Farmer, Paul
Author:
Maternowska, M. Catherine
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Studies in Medical Anthropology
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
» History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Reproductive Rights
» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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The Morning After tells the story of emergency contraception in America from the 1960s to the present day and, more importantly, it tells the story of the women who have used it. Side-stepping simplistic readings of these women as either radical feminist trailblazers or guinea pigs for the pharmaceutical industry, medical historian Heather Munro Prescott offers a portrait of how ordinary women participated in the development and popularization of emergency contraception, bringing a groundbreaking technology into the mainstream with the potential to alter radically reproductive health practices.

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In Reproducing Inequities, M. Catherine Maternowska argues that we too easily overlook the political dynamics that shape choices about family planning. Through a detailed study of the attempt to provide modern contraception in the community of Citandeacute; Soleil, Maternowska demonstrates the complex interplay between local and global politics that so often thwarts well-intended policy initiatives.
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