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Birth Control

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. Les mer
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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.









Contains 20 primary document excerpts divided into 8 thematic categories, including early birth-control manuals, essays by Margaret Sanger, papal encyclicals, federal statutes, Supreme Court cases, and executive orders from 4 presidents on the subject of birth control



Provides a bibliography of sources for additional research



Includes a glossary and index for quick access to information about specific topics and terms

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For most of the 19th century, birth control was not considered a health or medical issue; all prohibitions and prosecutions regarding birth control were implemented under obscenity laws. One such law, the Comstock Act of 1873, banned the distribution of contraceptives as well as information about contraceptives. Well over 100 years later, birth control is still a highly sensitive subject.Aharon W. Zorea is associate professor in history at the University of Wisconsin, Richland, WI.