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Birth control : a reference handbook

Newton, David E. (author.).

Summary: "Birth Control: A Reference Handbook provides a breadth and depth of discussion about birth control throughout human history and in the modern day, with attention paid to the controversies related to it. Birth Control: A Reference Handbook covers the topic of birth control from the earliest pages of human history to the present day. The book is divided into two parts. The first two chapters provide a historical background to the topic and a review of current issues and problems. The remainder of the book consists of chapters that aid the reader in continuing her or his own research on the topic, such as an extended annotated bibliography, chronology, glossary, noteworthy individuals and organizations in the field, and important data and documents. This book differs from other works on its subject primarily because of the variety of resources provided, such as further reading, perspective essays on the topic, a historical timeline, and useful terms in the field. It is intended for readers of high school through the community college level, along with adult readers who may be interested in the topic." -- Publisher's description

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  • ISBN: 9781440872846
  • ISBN: 1440872848
  • ISBN: 9781440872853
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calfornia : ABC-CLIO, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- 1. Background and history. Birth control: Ancient times to the renaissance -- The human reproductive system -- Hormonal methods of birth control -- Intrauterine devices -- Abortion -- Sterilization -- Developments in birth control technology -- The efficacy of birth control -- Population control -- Assisted reproductive technology -- Conclusion ; 2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Sex education -- Abstinence-only-until-marriage -- Sources of information on birth control - The future of abortion -- The contraceptive mandate -- Refusal of birth control services -- Free condom distribution -- Over-the-counter pill -- Confidentiality and access to birth control -- Reproductive justice -- Birth control and population control -- Assisted reproductive technologies ; 3. Perspectives. Family planning affects more than just families / Sandy Becker -- That's it? / Kirk Brennan -- Prayiing to the God of birth control / Linda Heiden -- Birth control pills should be over the counter / Emily Hirsch -- When is safe sex not safe? / Joyce Krensky -- Jewish law and birth control / David L. Levine -- Coercive contraception: When choice is taken away / Liesl Nydegger -- Queering birth control / Marissa Quenqua -- Why we need comprehensive sex ed / Ilka Sankari -- 4. Profiles. Advocates for youth -- Bill Baird (1932-) -- Center for reproductive rights -- Min-Chieh Change (1908-1991) -- Mary Dennett (1872-1947) -- Guttmacher Institute -- Frederick Hollick (1818-1900) -- Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) -- Katharine McCormick (1875-1967) -- Gregory Pincus (1903-1967) -- Planned Parenthood -- Power to decide -- Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) -- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) -- Marie Stopes (1880-1958) ; 5. Data and documents ; 6. Resources 7. Chronology.
Subject: Birth control History
Birth control Moral and ethical aspects
Contraception history
Contraception methods

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