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The Resource The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States, Heather Munro Prescott

The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States, Heather Munro Prescott

Label
The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States
Title
The morning after
Title remainder
a history of emergency contraception in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Heather Munro Prescott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prescott, Heather Munro
Dewey number
618.1/825
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG137.5
LC item number
.P74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 K-955
  • WP 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency contraceptives
  • Birth control
  • Contraception, Postcoital
  • Contraceptives, Postcoital
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraceptives
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States, Heather Munro Prescott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A second revolution in birth control -- Courageous volunteers -- Feminist health activism and the feds -- Balancing safety and choice -- Building consensus -- Mainstreaming emergency contraception -- From paternalism to patient empowerment
Control code
000155026
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780813551630
Lccn
2011004711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155026
  • (OCoLC)705716946
Label
The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States, Heather Munro Prescott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A second revolution in birth control -- Courageous volunteers -- Feminist health activism and the feds -- Balancing safety and choice -- Building consensus -- Mainstreaming emergency contraception -- From paternalism to patient empowerment
Control code
000155026
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780813551630
Lccn
2011004711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155026
  • (OCoLC)705716946

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