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Author Oudshoorn, Nelly, 1950- author.

Title The male pill : a biography of a technology in the making / Nelly Oudshoorn
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents pt. 1. Overcoming resistance : constructing alternative sociotechnical networks -- 1. Designing technology and masculinity -- 2. How man came to be included in the contraceptive research agenda -- 3. Creating a worldwide laboratory for synthesizing hormonal contraceptive compounds -- 4. The inaccessible man : the quest for male trial participants and test locations -- 5. The co-construction of technologies and risks -- pt. 2. Configuring the user : articulating and performing masculinities -- 6. The politics of language : changing family planning discourse to include men -- 7. Making room for men : configuring men as clients of family planning clinics -- 8. "The first man on the pill" : disciplining men as reliable test subjects -- 9. On masculinities, technologies, and pain : the testing of male contraceptives in the clinic and the media -- 10. Articulating acceptability -- 11. Technologies of trust
Summary The technology has been there for over 20 years: how come there is still no male pill on the market?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Oral contraceptives, Male -- Social aspects
Male contraceptives.
Contraceptive Agents, Male
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Sexuality.
MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology.
Male contraceptives
Hormonale Empfängnisverhütung
Orale anticonceptiva.
Farmaceutische industrie.
Research and Development.
Sociale aspecten.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822385226