Devices and Desires

Devices and Desires

A History of Contraceptives in America

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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From the 1873 Comstock Act to the groundbreaking inventions of today, a history of contraceptives reveals how they evolved from an illicit trade located in secret places and pornography outlets to one of the most legitimate businesses in America.

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It was when she was working at the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta in 1992 that Tone (history, Georgia Institute of Technology) became interested in the history of contraceptives and decided to write a book about it. Much of it focuses on bootleg birth control, which complicated her research somewhat. She begins in 1873 and the Comstock Act defining contraceptives as obscene then follows the story from smut to science and finally the medicalization of contraception. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

From the 1873 Comstock Act to the groundbreaking inventions of today, such as Depo-Provera and Norplant, a fascinating and thorough history reveals how contraceptives evolved from an illicit trade located in secret places and pornography outlets to one of the most legitmate businesses in America.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780809038176
080903817X
Characteristics: xvii, 366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Devices & desires

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