Intended as a reference tool for college students, this book examines the origins of and controversies associated with birth control in the United States. * Contains 20 primary document excerpts divided into 8 thematic categories, including early birth-control manuals, essays by Margaret Sanger, papal encyclicals, federal statutes, Supreme Court cases, and executive orders from 4 presidents on the subject of birth control * Provides a bibliography of sources for additional research * Includes a glossary and index for quick access to information about specific topics and terms
Edited by a noted scholar of health and sexuality, Encyclopedia of Birth Control is a complete report on the historical development and efficacy of contraceptive practices around the world, both past and present. * More than 100 A–Z entries written by scholars in bioethics, history, nursing, sexual medicine, and sociology * Descriptions of the positions of the major religions toward birth control * Country-by-country analysis of current contraceptive practices * Illustrations including contemporary and historical photographs, posters, advertisements, and art
Presents cross-referenced, alphabetically arranged entries on topics related to birth control, including advocates and inventors, legal issues and cases, methods, countries, medical issues, organizations, religion, the reproductive system, research, and special populations.
This narrative history of one of the most far-reaching social movements in the 20th century shows how it defied the law and made the use of contraception an acceptable social practice—and a necessary component of modern healthcare. • 15 photographs and images of the major players in the movement and of key publications and contraceptive devices • A selected bibliography and extensive end notes, providing an up-to-date source for primary and secondary material on the birth control movement