Summary: Few topics stir stronger interest than birth control and abortion. Divisive opinions abound. This enlightening account provides insight and perspective on the historical path of reproduction control, which is viewed in the contexts of politics, law, medicine, sexuality, business, and social change.
Because birth control has been construed chiefly as a female responsibility, Controlling Reproduction stresses the centrality of gender in the history of reprodu ...show morection and explores how and why reproduction?as a biological, social, and economic function?became a gender-assigned issue. Readers will find Controlling Reproduction a powerful, enlightening source on women?s issues and the history