Intended as a reference tool for college students, this book examines the origins of and controversies associated with birth control in the United States.Issues regarding access to, education about, and practice of birth control have played a pivotal role in religious, social, and political conflicts throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 21st century, controversies surrounding birth control remain at the forefront of current political debates over topics as varied as women's rights, social welfare initiatives, federal healthcare funding, consumer protection and physician liability, and informed consent. Birth Control provides a historical background of premodern practices, describes birth control in the 19th-20th centuries, and discusses all currently available types of contraceptive systems, including both artificial and natural methods. The treatment of contemporary public debates on birth control addresses questions posed on practical, ethical, religious, and moral grounds, presented respectfully and in a balanced fashion.
Author: Aharon Zorea
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.57h x 6.37w x 0.95d
Library Journal 05/01/2012 pg. 99
About the Author
Aharon W. Zorea is associate professor in history at the University of Wisconsin, Richland, WI.