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Devices and Desires - Women, Men, and Commercialization of Contraception in the United States (Hardcover, 1st ed) Loot Price: R445
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Devices and Desires - Women, Men, and Commercialization of Contraception in the United States (Hardcover, 1st ed): Andrea Tone

Devices and Desires - Women, Men, and Commercialization of Contraception in the United States (Hardcover, 1st ed)

Andrea Tone

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An innovative history of contraception in America -- from the thriving black market to big business.

A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs; and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the fascinating individuals who make up the history of contraception in America. Scholars of birth control typically frame its history as one of physicians, lawmakers, and political activists. But in Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to produce, buy, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. Tone begins with the passage of the 1873 Comstock Act, which criminalized the birth control business, and s with the inventions of today (including Depo-Provera and Norplant). Along the way, she assesses the social and economic effects of chemical prophylaxis kits for World War I soldiers, condoms, the Lysol antiseptic douche, and the 1973 Dalkon Shield disaster (among others). In lively and engaging prose, her book illuminates the industry's transformation from an illicit trade located in basement workshops and pornography outlets to one of the most successful, legitimate businesses in American history.

General

Imprint: Hill & Wang Pub
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2001
Authors: Andrea Tone
Dimensions: 236 x 161 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 366
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8090-3817-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Advice on parenting > Pregnancy, birth & baby care
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 0-8090-3817-X
Barcode: 9780809038176

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