Global Biopolitics of the Iud How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies
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The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the global North. Over its five decades of use, the IUD has been viewed both as a means for women's reproductive autonomy and as coercive tool of state-imposed population control, as a convenient form of birth control on a par with the pill and as a threat to women's health. In this book, Chikako Takeshita investigates the development, marketing, and use of the IUD since the 1960s. She offers a biography of a multifaceted technological object through a feminist science studies lens, tracing the…
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Turning the Gaze on Modern Contraceptive Research: An Introduction|
|"Birth Control for a Nation": The IUD as Technoscientific Biopower|
|From the "Masses" to the "Moms": Governing Contraceptive Risks|
|"lUDs Are Not Abortifacients": The Biopolitics of Contraceptive Mechanisms|
|"Keep Life Simple": Body/Technology Relationships in Racialized Global Contexts|
|Diffracting the Technoscientific Body: A Conclusion|