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Author Prescott, Heather Munro

Title The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States / Heather Munro Prescott
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
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 -- Conclusion: coming full circle?
Summary This book is the first to describe the history of emergency contraception from its beginnings in the 1960s. Other historical accounts of this technology focus on the very recent past and present a story of uniform progress from "the nation's best kept secret" to a dedicated product found on most pharmacy shelves.1 In these histories, there are clearly delineated opposing positions: on one side are those who support the technology as an uncomplicated scientific solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancy; on the other are religious conservatives who seek to ban the technology because they erroneously equate it with abortion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Emergency contraceptives -- United States -- History
Birth control -- United States
Contraception, Postcoital -- history
Contraceptives, Postcoital -- history
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's Health.
MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology.
MEDICAL -- History.
Birth control
Emergency contraceptives
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011004711
ISBN 0813552176