Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America
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.
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Review: Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in AmericaUser Review - Goodreads
I learned so much from this book. It is an excellent history, filled with quotable stories and great information. I return to it often. Great resource for preparing to speak on the topic.
Review: Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in AmericaUser Review - Michelle - Goodreads
A well-detailed history of contraception in America, starting with Comstock and ending more or less in modern times, where we have a dazzling array of highly effective options but lingering ... Read full review
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