Reproductive Rights and the State: Getting the Birth Control, RU-486, and Morning-After Pills and the Gardasil Vaccine to the U.S. Market

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by Melissa Haussman

Non-fiction (U.S.), 184 pages
Publisher: Praeger, January 2013
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-313-39822-3
eBook ISBN: 978-0-313-39823-0
Order: ABC/Clio

The facts in the birth control battle are sobering, among them that women’s access to contraception and medical abortion in the United States has never been offered without restriction. More disturbing, as studies of four key, birth-control-related drugs demonstrate, is the realization that politics and profit have continually trumped medical considerations in determining the availability and use of birth control drugs.