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“Birth Control for a Nation”: The IUD as Technoscientific Biopower

Chikako Takeshita

in The Global Biopolitics of the IUD: How Science Constructs Contraceptive Users and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016582
eISBN:
9780262298452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016582.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter demonstrates that researchers were focused on improving and measuring the contraceptive efficacy of the device in the early phase of the development. It specifically illustrates how the ... More


Conclusion

Sheila Jasanoff

in Reframing Rights: Bioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015950
eISBN:
9780262298667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015950.003.0154
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter outlines some more general observations about the nature of bioconstitutionalism and its possible evolution in the twenty-first century. It emphasizes the book’s contributions to legal ... More


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