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Emergency Contraception The Story of a Global Reproductive Health Technology

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ISBN-10: 0230102824

ISBN-13: 9780230102828

Edition: 2012

Authors: L. L. Wynn, Angel M. Foster

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Worldwide, more than one fourth of all pregnancies are unintended. Emergency contraceptives are used after sexual intercourse to reduce the risk of pregnancy and have the potential to significantly decrease the incidence of unplanned, unwanted, and mistimed pregnancy. But despite its safety and efficacy, emergency contraception (EC) continues to spark political controversy worldwide. In this edited volume, authors explore how EC has been received, interpreted, and politicized. Through the in-depth examination of the journey of EC in 16 individual countries, chapters in this book reveal the ways that a global reproductive health technology is inflected with local cultural meaning and…    
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Book details

List price: $127.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 323
Size: 5.80" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Setting the Context
The Birth of a Global Reproductive Health Technology: An Introduction to the Journey of Emergency Contraception
Emergency Contraception: Hopes and Realities
Country Case Studies
United States: Activism, Sexual Archetypes, and the Politicization of Science
Canada: Competing Frames of Access and Authority
Jamaica: A Success Story in Moving to Nonprescription Status
Mexico: Expanding Access through Partnerships and Persistence
Chile: One Step Forward, One Step Back
Britain: Contradictory Messages about Sexual Responsibility
France: A Pioneer in the Switch to Nonprescription Status
Tunisia: A Global Leader in Reproductive Health and Rights
Lebanon: Can Introduction Be Too Quiet?
Morocco: A Personal Account of the Introduction Saga
Nigeria: Creating Demand and Increasing Availability
Australia: Organized Physician Opposition to Nonprescription Status
Bangladesh: A Model for National Family Planning Program Integration
The Thailand-Burma Border: Addressing Needs in Long-term Conflict Settings
The Future of Emergency Contraception: Where Are We Going from Here?
Notes on Contributors