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  • ISBN: 9780313362545 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313362548 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313362552 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313362556 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: I. Historical overview. 1. Types of birth control and their controversies : Natural birth control methods ; Early artificial birth control methods ; Intrauterine devices ; Hormonal-based contraceptives ; Long-acting hormone-based contraceptives ; "Emergency" contraceptives ; Recent innovation and marketing ; Sterilization -- 2. History of birth control: from the American Revolution to World War II : Republican motherhood ; Social science reform ; Temperance and purity movements ; Comstock and contraception ; The progressive era ; Sanger, science and radicalism ; The Town Hall Raid ; The Sanger effect ; Aftermath: before World War II -- 3. Birth control policy since 1945 : Contraceptive research and development ; Population control and Federal policy ; From legalization to public funding ; Humanae Vitae ; Abortion versus birth control ; Funding and culture wars.
Summary, etc.: Issues regarding access to, education about, and practice of birth control have played a pivotal role in religious, social, and political conflicts throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. This book provides an historical background of pre-modern practices, describes birth control in the 19th - 20th centuries, and various contraceptive systems.
Subject: Birth control United States
Birth control Government policy United States
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