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Sexual chemistry : a history of the contraceptive pill

Author: Lara Marks
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Traces the scientific origins of birth control pills and discusses how they contributed to the sexual revolution and how they have helped curb global over-population.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marks, Lara, 1963-
Sexual chemistry
(DLC) 2001017784
(OCoLC)45890362
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lara Marks
ISBN: 9780300180114 030018011X
OCLC Number: 1119096484
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 372 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The population problem and the pill --
2. The contraceptive challenge : the search for a pill --
3. Sexual chemistry --
4. Human guinea pigs? --
5. Doctors and the pill --
6. Handling health concerns of the pill : thrombosis --
7. The pill and the riddle of cancer --
8. 'A dream come true' : the reception of the pill --
9. Divisive device : the pill and the Catholic Church --
10. Panacea or poisoned chalice?
Responsibility: Lara V. Marks.

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Traces the scientific origins of birth control pills and discusses how they contributed to the sexual revolution and how they have helped curb global over-population.

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