Devices And Desires
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Devices And Desires

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by Andrea Tone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809038161

ISBN-13: 9780809038169

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From thriving black market to big business, the commercialization of birth control in the United States

In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned

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From thriving black market to big business, the commercialization of birth control in the United States

In Devices and Desires, Andrea Tone breaks new ground by showing what it was really like to buy, produce, and use contraceptives during a century of profound social and technological change. A down-and-out sausage-casing worker by day who turned surplus animal intestines into a million-dollar condom enterprise at night; inventors who fashioned cervical caps out of watch springs; and a mother of six who kissed photographs of the inventor of the Pill -- these are just a few of the individuals who make up this riveting story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809038169
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,026,503
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1Comstockery
118733
2The Limits of the Law25
3Contraceptive Entrepreneurs47
4Black-Market Birth Control67
Pt. 2From Smut to Science
5Salute to Prophylaxis91
6A Medical Fit117
7Feminine Hygiene151
8Condom Kings183
Pt. 3The Medicalization of Contraceptives
9Developing the Pill203
10The Pill in Practice233
11Searching for Something Better261
Epilogue: The Contraceptive Conundrum285
Notes293
Index355

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