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Author Prescott, Heather Munro.

Title The morning after : a history of emergency contraception in the United States / Heather Munro Prescott.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Physical Medium polychrome. rdacc
Description text file rdaft
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Emergency contraceptives -- United States -- History.
Birth control -- United States.
Contraception, Postcoital -- history
Contraceptives, Postcoital -- history
United States
Contraceptifs postcoïtaux -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Régulation des naissances -- États-Unis.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's Health.
MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology.
MEDICAL -- History.
Birth control. (OCoLC)fst00833148
Emergency contraceptives. (OCoLC)fst01721155
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780813551623 0813551625 (DLC) 2011004711
ISBN 0813552176 (electronic bk.)
9780813552170 (electronic bk.)
9780813551623 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813551625 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813551630 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813551633 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051396277
DEBBG BV040833908
DEBBG BV043069831
DEBBG BV044188344
DEBSZ 421437634
NZ1 14693143
DKDLA 820120-katalog:999925414105765

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