Read On the Pill A Social History of Oral Contraceptives 1950 1970 BY Elizabeth Siegel Watkins

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On the Pill A Social History of Oral Contraceptives 1950 1970

Entific and ideological forces that led to its development the parts women played in debates over its application and the role of the media medical profession and pharmaceutical industry in deciding issues of its safety and meanin Nice overview of the history of the birth control pill and it s larger historical and social meanings Would have liked to have seen detail but i

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There can be no doubting the importance of the pill in post World War II America The commercial availability of the birth control pill in the early 1960s permitted women far greater reproductive choice created a new set of ethical On the Pill complicates and debunks the causal relationship between a technology and a socio cultural revolution It also explores the tensions in

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And religious uestions encouraged feminism changed the dynamics of women's health care and forever altered gender relations In this fresh look at the pill's cultural and medical history Elizabeth Siegel Watkins reexamines the sci A perfectly serviceable history of the development of the pill although not one that is not otherwise accessible elsewhere Of particular interest


4 thoughts on “On the Pill A Social History of Oral Contraceptives 1950 1970

  1. says:

    On the Pill complicates and debunks the causal relationship between a technology and a socio cultural revolution It also explores the tensions in the widespread adoption of a technological fix for socio econimc problems namely overpopulation concerns It is particularly interesting though perhaps not surprising given the large percentage of the population concerned that the Pill initiated an important shift in patient d

  2. says:

    A perfectly serviceable history of the development of the pill although not one that is not otherwise accessible elsewhere

  3. says:

    Nice overview of the history of the birth control pill and it's larger historical and social meanings Would have liked to have seen detail but is a nice addition to the literature on prescription drugs

  4. says:

    This was an important book to read in terms of learning the history of the pill However there were some sections that were geared towards medical professionals that I did not completely understand But the parts about the social history were a lot interesting

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