In Our Control: The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women

Seven Stories Press, 4 jan 2011 - 394 pagina's
The efficacy and risks of different birth control options are dramatically different today from what they once were thanks to scientific advances and increased awareness of STDs and other factors. In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women's health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances, and practical uses of everything from condoms to the male pill to Plan B.
Do diaphragms work? Should you stay on the Pill? What does fertility awareness really mean? Find these answers and more in In Our Control, the definitive guide to modern contraceptive and sexual health. Eldridge presents her meticulous research and unbiased consideration of our options in the intimate and honest tone of a close friend. Eldridge goes on to explore large-scale issues that might factor into women's birth control choices, urging her readers to consider the environmental impacts of each method and to take part in a dialogue on how international reproductive health issues affect us all.
Whether you're looking for your first birth control method or want to know more about your current contraceptive choice, In Our Control offers the cutting edge information and practical wisdom you’ll need to make empowered decisions about your sexual health.


Forewordby Jennifer Baumgardner
Contraceptive History Before the Twentyfirst Century
Hormonal Contraception for the Twentyfirst Century
Nonhormonal Contraceptive Options
Alternative Distribution Methods and Hormonal Contraception
Menstruation and Birth Control
Questions and Controversies with New Menstrual Suppression Drugs
Chapter NineOne Less? Facts and Fictions about HPV Vaccinations
Chapter TenWhat About the Boys? Or Why Is There Still No Pill for Men?
The Environmental Burden of Contraception
International Issues in Reproductive and Contraceptive Health
Resource Guide
About the Author

The Politics of the MorningAfter Pill and Bringing Hormonal Contraception Over the Counter
Fertility Awareness and Natural Birth Control
About Seven Stories Press

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LAURA ELDRIDGE, former assistant to the legendary Barbara Seaman, is a women’s health writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York.

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